St. Mirren manager Jack Ross is set to welcome back long term absentee Harry Davis into the squad for Saturday’s trip to Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale in the Scottish Cup.
The former Crewe defender, who was on loan in Paisley for the second half of last season, suffered a dislocated knee cap in March, not even ten games into his stint with the club.
The 6ft 2 Englishman impressed in those nine games scoring goals including putting Saints 1-0 up against Celtic at Parkhead and in his final outing against Dundee United.
Seaking about the length of time Davis spent on the sidelines and whether that effected the decision to sign him as second time, Jack Ross said: “We know he’s not going to be immediately fit. We felt when he’s fit he’ll be a good player for us. it’s not a big chunk to miss.”
Gaffer Ross was in constant communication with the English centre half and quickly snapped him up as soon as his deal with the English League two outfit ended on July 1.
It wasn’t just the manager who was instantly impressed by Davis but Buddies fans’ will be looking forward to seeing him n the first team squad for the first time in eight months.
On his long return from the gruelling set back the defender played 60 minutes in a bounce game against a strong Celtic side.
Now he’s in with a chance of getting those long awaited senior team minutes at Saughton Enclosure in Edinburgh against the Saints’ opponents from the East of Scotland League in the third round of the Scottish Cup.