Jim Goodwin has told of his delight at putting pen to paper on a new contract at St Mirren.

The manager will remain boss until 2024 after signing the deal this week.

With the Buddies sitting seventh in the Premiership, chief Tony Fitzpatrick moved quickly to reward the Irishman.

And Goodwin said: "I'm delighted to extend my contract here. I appreciate the board offering the new deal to me and for the recognition of the hard work that myself and my staff are doing here. 

"It's a great time to be a part of this club. I feel there is a real air of positivity and we have SMiSA soon to take over the ownership of the club and the introduction of Kibble which is a fantastic step in the right direction. There are really good people on the board who are as keen as I am to take the club forward and take it to the next level."

Fitzpatrick added: "The Board has recognised the excellent results and progress this season under Jim and to continue developing as a club we see this as an integral piece of the plan.  Jim has been given one of the highest player budgets of any St Mirren Manager and he is now the highest paid manager in club’s history.

"The immediate focus will continue to be on Jim leading the team to a potential top 6 finish. This deal allows everyone to plan longer term to bring further success to our Club.  We are an ambitious Club and we believe with Jim ambitions we have an exciting, successfully future ahead."