NEW boy Graham Carey insists he’s delighted to rejoin St Mirren, even though he’s met up with moaning Paul McGowan again!
The young Dubliner played his first match for the club as a fully-fledged Buddie as a second half substitute at Ayr on Saturday and turned in a sterling performance.
But the former Saints loan star revealed how he wasn’t sure how much more of Paul McGowan’s moaning he could endure.
He laughed: “I played alongside Paul at Celtic for years and we got on really well.
“But he’s the world’s biggest moaner, and hasn’t changed a bit.
“When I walked through the doors at Ralston on my first day back at the club, the first thing I heard was Paul moaning – and I knew I was home. I’ve decided just to put up with it though!”
But Carey, 22, added: “Seriously though, it was great to see him again because we get on really well.
“He’s a top, top player and he was very unlucky not to get a chance with Celtic because when he did play, he did very well and scored a few goals.
“In saying that, I was delighted when I found out he had signed for Saints on a permanent deal. He will be a great signing for the club.”
Carey, who spent six years at Celtic Park, had a loan spell at Huddersfield Town last term, and insisted how he will always be grateful to Terriers gaffer Lee Clark for giving him the opportunity.
He said: “I enjoyed my time at the Galpharm Stadium immensely and the experience I gained will stand me in good stead this season.
“The gaffer was great and played me in a lot of games, including most of the bigger ones, and I’ll always be thankful for that.
“It’s a different type of football there and isn’t as physical. But it’s all about getting as many different experiences as you can.”