Jim Goodwin comes from Hamilton to aid the Buddies battle
At times it feels as though there is staleness about the SPL and a lot of this is to do with teams playing each other so often. However, another reason for it is even clubs make signings, they so often just buy players from other SPL teams.
This is not to criticise the signing of Jim Goodwin, no doubt Danny Lennon feels the midfielder can do a job for the Paisley side. Goodwin himself benefits from a new contract, the security that goes alongside and on this season’s form, he is joining a club that appears to be in better position.
There is a long way to go of the 2010/11 season but St Mirren look a far safer bet to stay in the SPL than Hamilton. Mind you, give it a month and if Accies can pick up points in their games in hand, we’ll be singing a very different tune.
Players can react differently to different managers and systems but there is an air of predictability in the SPL. With so much at stake, this is probably understandable. Danny Lennon took some risks in the summer by dropping down the divisions to pick up players for St Mirren and he hasn’t fared too badly.
However, at this time of the season, you need players who have been over the course and know what the league is about. Pinning your hopes on a new signing from abroad or even down South brings other gambles so maybe the signing of Goodwin is exactly what the Buddies require at the moment.
It may not be a signing that will have the Paisley fans rushing to the club shop for a name and number on their kit but if Goodwin can provide the steel to the Buddies midfield, it will prove to be a valuable signing.