BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
In demand St Mirren star Stevie Mallan admits he is flattered by the interest being shown in him after Dundee saw a bid for the playmaker thrown out.
The Dens Park outfit are understood to have tabled an offer of around £60,000 for the Scotland under-21 internationalist, which Buddies boss Alex Rae described as ‘derogatory’.
Mallan, 20, saw his burgeoning reputation further enhanced on Saturday when he bagged a brace in St Mirren’s 3-2 defeat at Falkirk, curling home a splendid free-kick before clinically converting a Lewis Morgan cross.
It takes his tally for the season to 13 goals, and he is adamant the interest being shown in him only serves to further boost his confidence.
“You can only be flattered when people are taking interest in you,” said the youngster. “It’s the first bit of interest I’ve ever had! It’s good in that sense, it gives you a wee morale boost that people are looking at you.
“I was informed that a bid was put in and the club knocked that back, so it’s all up to the club. I’m happy at St Mirren, it’s the club I’ve been with since I was a kid.
“If something comes along I need to make sure it’s the right move for myself.”