New St Mirren striker Rory Loy desperate to make bigger impact after disappointed with first stint 7 years ago



New St Mirren striker Rory Loy admits he has unfinished business at the club after struggling to make an impact in his first spell seven years ago.

The 28-year-old returned to the Paisley outfit yesterday on a loan deal from Dundee until the end of the season and has vowed to play his part in keeping the Saints in the Championship.

But Loy admits he was disappointed with how his first stint with Saints panned out under then manager Gus McPherson after failing to find the net in eight substitute appearances during a six-month loan deal from Rangers in 2010.

Loy, speaking to official St Mirren website, said: “Having been here before and not being given an opportunity, I was keen to come back and show the club and supporters why they signed me back then and why I can be a good acquisition now.

“I was very young back then. I’ve played in this division for two years (at Falkirk) and did very well in it so I’m not sure it’s a case of having anything to prove.

“But I’m certainly looking to come here and do well.”

Loy, who scored four goals in 17 appearances for Dundee during the first half of the campaign, insists he had no qualms about joining a team that are seven points adrift at the basement.

He added: “I’m sure there will be plenty of opinions on my decision. But at the same time I still feel with the squad here we can turn it around and I want to be a part of that.

“I want to score goals and I want to help keep the club up.

“I know the training ground, I know the stadium, I know the pitch and I know there’s a good infrastructure.

“I was looking forward to being a part of that and I’ve heard only good things about Jack Ross as a manager and as a coach so I want to experience that first hand.”

Saints manager Ross, who has also signed midfielder  from Norwegian second tier side Bryne FK, could hand Loy a debut at Dunfermline tomorrow.

He said: “I’m delighted to have someone of Rory’s calibre on board. He’s got a good pedigree at this level and we’re happy to have him in.”