St Mirren star Ryan Flynn believes Buddies teammate Jamie McGrath can go ‘right to the top’ and insists there’s no reason why the Irishman couldn’t play in England’s Premier League.

McGrath has been a revelation for St Mirren since he was brought to Scotland from the League of Ireland by Jim Goodwin, forcing his way into the Ireland squad on a consistent basis.

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St Mirren midfielder Jamie McGrath in action for Ireland (Photo by Oisin Keniry/Getty Images)

Flynn, who had a stint down south himself, believes the attacking midfielder is one of the best players he’s played with during a career that includes spells at Liverpool, Sheffield United and Oldham.

“He’s definitely up there with the best I’ve ever played with. I think he can go really far,” Flynn told Renfrewshire Live.

“People are asking if he could play in the English Premier League and I honestly don’t see why not.

“I think the way he plays the game, for us and for Ireland, he just suits it and thrives in it. He actually seems to thrive more the bigger the game is.

 

“I think he’ll go really far. He’s not just a great player, he’s a top lad as well.

“It was actually nice to play with Jamie against St Johnstone. Normally I’d only be on in midfield when he was injured or I’d be going on when he was coming off!

“He’s got a good head on his shoulders, he’s switched on.

“I don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but I think he’ll go right to the top and every player in our training room is right behind him.”

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