28/01/2023 Motherwell (H)


Premiership
 

St. Mirren Park
Paisley
St. Mirren1-0Motherwell
Main 15
Att: 6,424 Referee: J Beaton

VAR: G Irvine

No PlayerRating
1Trevor CARSON 9
22Marcus FRASER 9
13Alex GOGIC8
18Charles DUNNE 7
23Ryan STRAIN (87)8
3Scott TANSER 7
16Ethan ERHAHON8
6Mark O’HARA 6
11Greg KILTIE (87)7
10Curtis MAIN 8
21Alex GREIVE (60)7
Substitutes
7Jonah AYUNGA (60) (79)7
8Ryan FLYNN (87)6
30Fraser TAYLOR
24Lewis JAMIESON
25Kieran OFFORD (79)7
31Declan GALLAGHER (87)6
5Richard TAYLOR
27Peter URMINSKY (G)
AVERAGE PLAYER RATING7.33

Motherwell: Kelly, Johnston, Blaney, Lamie, McGinn, Spittal (Crankshaw 56), Slattery, Goss (Cornelius 89), Shields (Tierney 56), Van Veen, McKinstry 
Subs Not Used: Oxborough, O’Donnell, Johansen, Donachie, Ross

Ryan Strain

Name: Ryan Strain
Date of Birth: 2nd of April 1997
Place of Birth: Coventry, England
Nationality: Australian
Position: Right Wing Back
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 12st
Signed: 28th June 2022 from Maccabi Haifa (Freedom of Contract)
Departed:
Debut: 16th July 2022 v Cowdenbeath (2-0)
Final Match:
Apps: 23
Goals: 2
Honours:

A cultured right sided player comfortable at wing back or as a more orthodox winger, Strain arrived in Paisley after a spell in Israel with Maccabi Haifa, where injury limited him to just 15 appearances during his solitary season in the Mediterranean country.

Prior to this, Strain had spent his entire career in Australia, where he had moved as a teenager from England and gained citizenship in 2020, allowing him to make his debut for the Socceroos prior to the 2022 World Cup as a Buddie.

A free kick expert, Strain is famously the grandson of Saints legend Gerry Baker who played for the club between 1958-60, scoring 63 times in 85 matches.

Marcus Fraser

Name: Marcus Fraser
Date of Birth: 23rd July 1994
Place of Birth: Kirkintilloch, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Right Back/Centre Back
Height: 6ft
Weight: 11st
Signed: 28th June 2020 from Ross County (Freedom of Contract)
Departed:
Debut: 1st August 2020 v Livingston (1-0)
Final Match:
Apps: 109
Goals: 4
Honours:

A versatile defender, Fraser was signed by Jim Goodwin in the summer of 2020 from Ross County where he was captain at the Dingwall club. Previously, Fraser had spent his entire youth career and early period as a professional at Celtic where despite 38 youth caps for Scotland up to under 21 level, made only two appearances for the Parkhead club before moving to the Highlands in 2015.

Capable of playing either right back or wing back in a 3 or 4 defensive shape, Fraser is probably at his best at centre back, particularly on the right side of a 3-5-2 formation. Signed a 2-year contract extension in early 2023 which will take his time in Paisley to 5 years should he stay at the club.

Charles Dunne

Name: Charles Dunne
Date of Birth: 13th February 1993
Place of Birth: Lambeth, England
Nationality: Irish
Position: Centre Back
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 13.7st
Signed: 2nd June 2021 from Motherwell (Freedom of Contract)
Departed:
Debut: 13th July 2021 v Dunfermline (1-0)
Final Match:
Apps: 48
Goals: 0
Honours:

Dunne arrived in Paisley after 4 injury blighted seasons at Motherwell where he had built a good reputation as a speedy and reliable centre back before fitness issues meant he made only three appearances in his final two seasons at Fir Park.

Perhaps looked at as a gamble due to these issues, Dunne has had no long term injury problems at Paisley and has performed admirably on the left side of Saints three centre backs firstly under Jim Goodwin and then under old mentor Stephen Robinson.

Joe Shaughnessy

Name: Joe Shaughnessy
Date of Birth: 6th July 1992
Place of Birth: Galway, Ireland
Nationality: Irish
Position: Centre Back
Height: 6ft
Weight: 11st
Signed: 20th July 2020 from Southend Utd (Freedom of Contract)
Departed:
Debut: 1st August 2020 v Livingston (1-0)
Final Match:
Apps: 90
Goals: 6
Honours:

Club captain Shaughnessy joined Saints in the summer of 2020 from English League One side Southend United after previous spells in Scotland with Aberdeen and St Johnstone.

A commanding presence on the field, the Irishman took over captain duties after Sam Foley left the club in early 2021 and has remained popular with the supporters despite losing his starting place this season following the arrival of Declan Gallagher.

Scott Tanser

Name: Scott Tanser
Date of Birth: 23rd October 1994
Place of Birth: Blackpool, England
Nationality: English
Position: Left Back/Wing Back
Height: 6ft
Weight: 10.2st
Signed: 7th June 2021 from St Johnstone (Freedom of Contract)
Departed:
Debut: 13th July 2021 v Dunfermline (1-0)
Final Match:
Apps: 57
Goals: 2
Honours:

After 4 years at St Johnstone, Jim Goodwin signed the English left back in the summer of 2021 to solve the long running issue on the left side of Saints defence since Adam Eckersley fell out of favour with Alan Stubbs some three years beforehand.

Having played most of his career in League One or Two in England prior to coming to Scotland, Tanser has proved to be a solid player in the Premiership capable of delivering quality crosses on occasion. Signed a 2-year extension under Stephen Robinson at the end of the 2021/22 season.

Richard Tait

Name: Richard Tait
Date of Birth: 24th May 1999
Place of Birth: Galashiels, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Full Back/Wing Back
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 12st
Signed: 18th June 2020 from Motherwell (freedom of contract)
Departed:
Debut: 1st August 2020 v Livingston (1-0)
Final Match:
Apps: 86
Goals: 3
Honours:

Versatile defender Tait arrived at the club in the summer of 2020 from Motherwell, adding experience and solidity to the back four or five. Having spent most of his career in England prior to signing for the Steelman in 2016, Tait’s strong performances in Lanarkshire, particularly under Stephen Robinson, caught the eye and the defender was touted as a potential Scotland cap for a period as the ‘Well thrived at the hands of Saints current manager.


A popular and reliable player with the support, Tait can play the wing back or full back position on both sides as well as be deployed as a centre back if necessary, making him an important part of the squad.

Peter Urminsky

Name: Peter Urminsky
Date of Birth: 24th May 1999
Place of Birth: Trnava, Slovakia
Nationality: Slovakian
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6ft 5in
Weight: 13.4st
Signed: 14th January 2020 from Spartak Trnava (undisc)
Departed:
Debut: 16th July 2022 v Cowdenbeath (2-0)
Final Match:
Apps: 3
Shutouts: 1
Honours:

Giant keeper Urminsky arrived in Paisley in early 2020 when Jim Goodwin brought him to the club to develop and act as understudy to Vaclav Hladky and Dean Lyness.

He first caught the attention with an inspired performance for Saints Colt team when they knocked out big spending Kelty Hearts in the Challenge Cup, the big Slovakian saving several penalties in the shootout allowing the youngsters to progress to the next round.

Following loan spells at Ayr United and Stenhousemuir, Urminsky made his first team debut at Central Park Cowdenbeath in July 2022 and would appear in two further League Cup group matches that year before handing the gloves back to Trevor Carson. The former Spartak Trnava keeper is now firmly second choice at the club.