St Mirren fans hand manager Jack Ross transfer kitty boost



St Mirren manager Jack Ross’ bid to lead the club away from the Championship basement has been boosted after fans made a generous £9,253 donation towards the playing budget.

The St Mirren Independent Supporters Association (SMiSA), who launched a successful joint bid with current chairman Gordon Scott to buy the club in July, handed over the cash from membership fees collected between July and December following a vote involving their subscribers.

Ross, who has been linked with a loan move for Aberdeen youngster Craig Storie, is delighted with the windfall as the Buddies attempt to close the six point gap at the bottom of the league.

Ross said: “The board have been very transparent with me about the budget I had available when I came into the job.

“I appreciated that and I have been working around what we have. There’s never been a case of us chasing the board for more money, so for SMISA to do this of their own volition shows what the club means to them and it’s great appreciated by myself and the rest of my backroom team as we look to take the club forward.”

Club director and fans representative David Nicol said: “We are delighted the SMISA membership has voted to make a contribution to the player budget ahead of the January transfer window.

“Whilst we wouldn’t want to do this with every quarterly spend, it’s a great that we are able to give Jack a boost at this crucial time.”