Jim Goodwin admits he was relieved to see his Buddies finally pick up their first Premiership win of the season.
After a stuttering start to the campaign, the St Mirren gaffer was pleased to watch his side punish Aberdeen after they were reduced to ten men in Sunday’s battling clash.
And he paid tribute to Wolves loanee and man of the match Connor Ronan, whose excellent first two goals for the club helped see the Saints finally cross the winning line.
He insists the Paisley faithful are in for a treat as he believes the Ireland under-21 international still has another few gears to hit as he continues to return to full fitness.
Goodwin told Express Sport: “We have to try to kick on and build some momentum.
“We’re not going to get carried away, as the red card was a huge turning point in the game.
“The lads are still getting used to the ways we want to play, but I couldn’t be any happier just to get that first win and get the monkey off our backs.
“He (Ronan) was outstanding. I tried for three windows to get him and I’m just delighted that Wolves have been so very cooperative as they saw this as a great step in Connor’s development.
“I couldn’t be any more satisfied with how he’s settled in to the group.
“He’s only going to get better as he’s nowhere near the level of fitness that we need. He knows that himself. That will probably be his first 90 minutes for seven or eight months.
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“I’m delighted to be doing my bit for the international team back home as well.
“Jamie McGrath’s already had a call-up, and if Connor keeps on putting in displays like that Stephen Kenny will have a decision to make about him as well.”