Oran Kearney believes there was an element of fate in him being appointed new St Mirren manager.
St Mirren midfielder Kyle Magennis aims to continue the Paisley fear factor when Livingston visit on Saturday.
Alfie Jones could make his St Mirren debut in the Betfred Cup tie at Aberdeen after the defender/midfielder joined on loan from Southampton.
New St Mirren signing Nicolai Brock-Madsen could make his Buddies bow against Rangers on Sunday.
St Mirren captain Stephen McGinn believes they can go into the new season with their momentum intact after getting back to winning ways in style.
Matty Willock has joined St Mirren on a season-long loan from Manchester United, the Paisley club have announced.
St Mirren boss Alan Stubbs hopes to have Manchester United midfielder Matty Willock signed on a season-long deal by late Friday afternoon.
St Mirren chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick insists the Buddies are not reaching for the panic button despite Saturday's drubbing by Sunderland.
Angry Alan Stubbs dubbed St Mirren's display against minnows Spartans 'unacceptable' after watching them scrape to a Betfred Cup bonus point on penalties.