St Mirren starlet Kenny McLean last night insisted the Paisley faithful have yet to see the best of him.
Young midfielder McLean has received rave reviews while establishing himself as a first-team regular over the past year.
He has featured in all nine SPL and League Cup fixtures for the Buddies so far this season, scoring two goals in the process.
And the ambitious youngster believes he will get even better as he gains more experience.
McLean, 20, told Express Sports: “In terms of this season, I think I’ve started okay – but I want to do even better.
“Last season, there was some expectation on myself after getting into the Scotland Under-21s squad.
“There was also my nomination for the Young Player of the Year Award, so I think expectations are a bit higher now, but I honestly feel there is more to come from myself.
“I wouldn’t say there is pressure on me because I’m delighted to be in the position that I’m in but I’m confident that I can do better this season.
“If there is a bit of pressure there, then I’m happy to deal with that in the right way.”
There have already been some memorable moments for McLean this season after he scored a wonder goal from all of 40 yards in the 2-0 SPL win over Dundee at Dens Park.
He was also on target in the second round of the Scottish Communities League Cup as Saints thrashed Ayr United 5-1.
However, there has been disappointment too as the Scotland Under-21s failed to qualify for next year’s European Championships in Israel.
McLean, who is still young enough to be considered for selection by Under-21 coach Billy Stark for Scotland’s next round of competitive games, said: “It was a disappointing outcome not to qualify but it was good to be involved and I’m available for the next one as well.
“Being involved with the international squad gives you massive confidence when you come back to your club and, hopefully, I’ll be able to take that into games and do better.”