New St Mirren goalkeeper Scott Gallacher admits he is relishing the battle for the number one jersey after signing a one-year deal with the Buddies.
The former Rangers and Hearts shot-stopper has made the move to Paisley after playing for Alloa during the second half of last season.
Gallacher will fight it out with experienced keeper Jamie Langfield for the gloves but the 26-year-old is encouraged by what manager Alex Rae had to say.
Speaking to the official St Mirren website, Gallacher said: “Alex phoned me, spoke well and everything he said about the club was positive so it was a no brainer for me.
“I spoke with Jamie and the manager said he’s going to throw a jersey up on a Saturday and see who’s going to get it.
“You can’t ask for a fairer shot than that and we’ll need to work hard to earn it – that’s the main thing.
“They seem a good bunch of lads but they usually are at football teams – hopefully I can help everybody out.
“It’s a good competitive league and everyone will want to try and win games.
“It’s up there with the Premiership, outwith maybe Rangers or Celtic, but apart from that it’s a very good competitive league.”
Buddies manager Alex Rae said: “One of the things I want throughout the club is competition and I think big Gal will provide that.
“He’s been at some big clubs in Rangers and Hearts and he’d just completed a season at Alloa, which will give him experience that will allow him an opportunity to stake a claim for the number one jersey.”