Wolves loanee Connor Ronan scored twice on Sunday as St Mirren beat Aberdeen 3-2.

Midfielder Ronan netted his first two goals for the club and scooped the man of the match award.

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His manager Jim Goodwin has praised him an interview with the Daily Record, and tipped him for an international call-up for the Republic of Ireland in the not too distant future.

Goodwin also underlined his long-standing desire to sign Ronan, which is finally paying dividends now.

“[Ronan] was outstanding. I tried for three windows to get him and I’m just delighted that Wolves have been so very cooperative as they saw this as a great step in Connor’s development,” he said.

“I couldn’t be any more satisfied with how he’s settled in to the group. “He’s only going to get better as he’s nowhere near the level of fitness that we need.

 

“He knows that himself. That will probably be his first 90 minutes for seven or eight months.

“I’m delighted to be doing my bit for the international team back home as well. If Connor keeps on putting in displays like that Stephen Kenny will have a decision to make about him as well.”

If Ronan keeps playing games, scoring goals and gets a full Ireland call-up, that would represent a very successful loan spell indeed.

It remains to be seen if Ronan has any kind of future at Wolves, but the current priority is building his fitness and confidence.

It’s clear he’s got a manager who’s a massive admirer of him, and that can only give the midfielder confidence when he goes on the pitch.

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