Connor Ronan
PAISLEY, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: St Mirren’s Connor Ronan celebrates his goal during a cinch Premiership match between St Mirren and Aberdeen at the SMISA Stadium, on September 25, 2021, in Paisley, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Connor Ronan celebrated yesterday after his goals helped St Mirren beat Aberdeen.

The 23-year-old midfielder. joined the Scottish Premiership team on loan at the end of August. His brace guided St Mirren to a 3-2 victory.

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His first goal was a deflected effort which gave the Scottish side a 1-0 lead, and his second was the match-winner, a lovely cushioned finish from outside of the area.

In addition to his goals, Ronan won the ‘Man of the Match’ award. According to Sky Sports, he completed 18 out of 23 passes and created one chance.

The goals were the former Republic of Ireland U21 international’s first two for the club. Surely now, he will be eager to add to this tally.

Pivotal loan spell for Connor Ronan

After spending the past few seasons away from Wolves on loan, it is a massive year in Ronan’s career.

Since 2019, he has spent the majority of his time abroad on loan at FC Dac and Grasshoppers. In-between them, he had a brief stint at Blackpool, then in League One.

 

The player’s talent has rarely been in question. Under ex-boss Nuno Espirito Santo, Ronan was involved in Wolves’ squad for the first few months of Nuno’s tenure.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Connor Ronan of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 24, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA)

After that, he has been out of the Wolves picture ever since. Although he has amassed plenty of match experience on loan, spending no more than a season at any side means it has surely been hard to settle.

Being back on British shores might make it easier for Ronan, who looks like he could play an important role at St Mirren this season.

Prior to yesterday’s victory, they were winless in the Scottish Premiership this campaign.

Whilst his future at Wolves appears uncertain, hopefully Ronan can continue to gain admiring glances following his impressive contribution yesterday.

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