Name: Ryan Strain
Date of Birth: 2nd of April 1997
Place of Birth: Coventry, England
Position: Right Wing Back
Height: 5ft 11in
Signed: 28th June 2022 from Maccabi Haifa (Freedom of Contract)
Debut: 16th July 2022 v Cowdenbeath (2-0)
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.