KIRK BROADFOOT says he will win over any St Mirren fans still angry at him for “a bit of banter” more than a decade ago after he left the club the first time to sign for Rangers.

The defender, who has penned a two-year deal with Jim Goodwin’s side, wound up a section of the home support by kissing the Rangers badge on his first game back at Love Street in 2008.

Some supporters are still irate at the gesture but Broadfoot says he will convince any doubters with his commitment to the cause.

He said: “I had a great relationship with the fans when I was here the first time. My mum and dad were saying the other day that it would be good for me to go back to St Mirren as they loved it there before.

“There was a bit of banter when I came back from Rangers. That happens when people move on. But the fans know I will give 100 percent for this club. When they see what I do on the pitch they can relate to that. They know I’ll do everything for the club.”

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Broadfoot revealed he would have quit football if he didn’t think he was coming to St Mirren to play every week.
The 35 year-old left Kilmarnock after growing frustrated with manager Angelo Alessio’s training methods but says he hasn’t come back to his former club just to make up the numbers.

He added: “I’m here to play every week. I’m not here to be a squad player. If I was coming here to be a squad player I would have quit football. I’ll bide my time if need be but I’m here to play every week.

“I feel as fit I did when I was 25. I’ve looked after myself. I still go to the gym every day. So we’ll see where that will take me. I’m probably a wee bit wiser in the head in terms of positional sense. I want to push everyone along and help St Mirren get up the league.”

Dundee United were also keen on signing Broadfoot but the former Blackpool and Rotherham United defender didn’t want to disrupt his family again.

He added: “I had other options but I came back to Scotland two years ago because my wife wanted to come home. So I wasn’t going to uproot my family again after moving home from a big contract in England. The whole point was to stay local.

“I spoke to the manager and I liked the way he was thinking. There would have been no point me coming here if I didn’t get on with him.”