St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin says Sam Foley’s exit from the Buddies will be confirmed on Friday evening, with Motherwell thought to be the Irishman’s next club.

The 34-year-old was the Buddies’ Player of the Year last season but has found first-team opportunities harder to come by following the emergence of players like Ethan Erhahon and Cammy MacPherson as senior regulars.

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Foley is heading to Fir Park. (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Motherwell will be his new home on a permanent basis, although Foley has already said his Buddies farewells: “Thank you to St Mirren and to the fans that have supported me since I arrived at the club.

“Every single time I wore the shirt, I knew what I was representing. A proud town, with proud people, who just want to see their players give everything. I gave my all on and off the pitch so I’m obviously disappointed at the way things have gone this season but unfortunately that is football.


“I take with me some great memories, late winner against Ross County, the game against Hearts, wearing the arm band but also having met some great people. I know it’s difficult times for everyone but if you can, please continue to support the St Mirren FC Charitable Foundation so they can keep doing great work.”

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Saying his goodbyes. (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Goodwin’s aware of the post and says his transfer will be complete today: “I know that Sam said his goodbyes and all that on social media yesterday but it isn’t quite over the line yet.

“But it does look like Sam will be leaving the club later this afternoon.”

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