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20 May 2011

SAINTS RECRUIT STRIKER SEAN Derek McInnes has tied up his second signing of the close season with the capture of former Ross County and Dundee striker Sean Higgins.

Lack of goals was an obvious problem for Saints last season and with Peter MacDonald and Andy Jackson among those allowed to leave the club at the end of last season, McInnes is looking to 26 year old Higgins to provide some spark in the forward areas of the team.

Higgins comes to McDiarmid Park on a two-year deal and after signing said “I’m overjoyed to be in the SPL and at a club like Saints. Last season was tough at Dundee but the team did really well to stick together and go on the run we did to avoid relegation after administration.”

Sean – who had a spell training with Saints when he was in his final year at secondary school – is clear about what he can bring to the team and indeed what the manager has told him he is looking for:

“Goals” he says simply. “I know Saints were struggling to score last season and the manager wants me to make a contribution and he says he also wants me to help link play between midfield and the strikers. My record shows I can get goals and before I got injured I was on a good run for Dundee but I managed to get one in the final match so I aim to start in the same vein for Saints. It’s all about putting the ball in the back of the net.”

With having lost part of last season to injury, Sean is in no mood for the close season and says “It’s good to have things sorted out this early but my pre-season starts now and I will make sure I am ready for the start of the season.”

PHOTO: With ongoing work on the pitch as the backdrop, Sean Higgins shows his new colours at McDiarmid Park.

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