Conor Newton is planning to develop his game and increase his profile whilst on loan at St Mirren.
"That's why I am here: to make a name for myself and get first-team experience," he said.
"I had the choice of staying at Newcastle and playing reserve-team football or coming up here to play in the SPL - the SPL wins every time.
"I'm over the moon for Paul. He did so well when he came on against Brighton (on debut in the FA Cup) and you can see he has improved a lot during his time with St Mirren.
"He was more composed and confident and that is what 19 games in a competitive league does for you."