Three is the magic number for Saints
THE countdown to the new season is gathering pace ... and St Mirren fans are eager to find out if the new faces brought in by Danny Lennon this summer will fit in at the Paisley club.
Strikers Lewis Guy and Sam Parkin have checked in at Saints, with former Cowdenbeath midfielder Jon Robertson also joining up.
Now the supporters want to see the new arrivals in action with the derby clash against their old foes from Greenock set to be the pre-season highlight.
Jason Reynolds, of Paisley, e-mailed Buddie Banter to say: Cant wait to take on Morton in the annual Renfrewshire Cup match and there is also our annual trip to Dumbarton to look forwad to.
I really like pre-season as theres a sense of anticipation as we get to see some of the new signings play.
Fellow Saints fan Sheila Connolly added: Pre-season is a great time of the year. I love the annual derby game with Morton.
During the last pre-season, I thought I could see some improvements in the way we were playing and, sure enough, I was proved right.
Hopefully, itll be more of the same this year.
Mr N Daniels penned a lengthy letter to Buddie Banter to give us his take on the whole newco Rangers saga, the Sky TV deal and the implications that the current crisis in Scottish football will have for St Mirren.
He said: Its a sad state of affairs with regards to Rangers but I guess they only have themselves to blame. Sending them to Division Three is the most palatable option in my book.
If it has a knock-on effect for St Mirren, then its up to the fans and the wider local community to get behind the team and make sure the impact is minimal.
Mr Daniels also had his say on Lennons new signings.
He added: Its good to see that well have a wee bit of added presence with regards to our strikers. Sam Parkin looks to be a handful and we all know what Stevie Thompson can do.
Last season, I thought Nigel Hasselbaink was a bit too lightweight.
Meanwhile, former Celtic starlet Mohammed Yaqub has taken to Twitter to let fans know he is looking forward to making an impression at St Mirren.
Yaqub will be a member of David Longwells youth squad at St Mirren and Lennon is sure to keep a close eye on his progress.
The youngster tweeted: Ive decided to leave Celtic to sign for St Mirren. Feel like its a better move for my career.
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