26th July 2016

New signing Nick McKoy on his move to Saints

New midfielder Nick McKoy will today train with his new colleagues ahead of the weekend match against Partick Thistle at Firhill.

After penning a deal which takes him through to the January transfer window Nick revealed that it was a Dundee United player who helped progressed his move to Perth.

“Tony Docherty was in touch with Willo Flood at Dundee United. I was at Cardiff with him and I suppose you could say Willo was a go-between because he put us in touch.”

Aware that Saints fans might not know much about him, Nick explained a bit about his background.

“I started off at Wimbledon when I was 13 and spent six years there before moving on to Cardiff City in the Championship. I was there for a year but I’ve been without a club after picking up an injury while I was on trial last year. It has been a tough time and hard to deal with, especially after being at one club for so long.”

“After being released by Cardiff, I was at MK Dons on trial and then 45 minutes into my first training session with Dagenham and Redbridge I broke my foot. It was a disaster because I was out of contract and had to wait for treatment on the NHS. I was out for three months. It couldn’t have come at a worse time. After having the operation and recovering I had to get myself fit.

“All I want to do now is play football and make up for lost time. Hopefully this move will help myself and help push the club forward and onto better things. If the manager needs me I’m ready to start as soon as possible.”

“A few of the guys I grew up with have done very well, especially Nigel Reo-Coker who’s now at Aston Villa. He was the youth team captain.

“I didn’t know an awful lot about St Johnstone or Scottish football, but I’m looking forward to playing here. I want to play at the top level and I’m only 21 so I have time on my side. It wasn’t the reason I came here but I know Jody Morris because we were both on trial at MK Dons. He was also coming back after injury. We also went to Yeovil together. Now I’ve followed him here!”

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