Goodwin signs two year contract extension with St.Mirren


The Irish international signed for Paisley in January 2011 on a six month deal, making his debut in the Scottish cup tie against Peterhead at St.Mirren Park.

He extended his deal with Danny Lennon’s side and soon after was named club captain.

Goodwin started his career at fellow SPL side Celtic, before moving to Stockport County in 2002 after failing to make the grade at Parkhead. In 2005 he moved to Scunthorpe for three years before he signed for Huddersfield, before going on loan to Oldham Athletic and then subsequently signed a six month deal with Hamilton Accies in the summer of 2010.

This season, Goodwin has made 22 appearances in all competitions for the Buddies, scoring twice.

Hibernian were linked with a move for the defender, but Goodwin intimated that there was a lot of unfinished business at the Paisley side.

He said: “I believe that there is a lot of unfinished business to be done here and I want to be a part of the future success of St Mirren.

“I went to speak to Hibs because I thought they deserved the respect of me going there to at least listen to what they had to say. I went and spoke with their manager Pat Fenlon, who is a real gentleman, and it was an interesting conversation but my decision to stay with St Mirren was based on the relationship I have here with the manager and Tommy Craig, as well as the chairman and directors.

He added: “As flattered as I am by the interest from Hibs and other teams, I think I owed St Mirren my loyalty and I’m delighted to have signed for another two years.”


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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