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Rio Ave loanee Goncalves on fire for St Mirren

Esmael Goncalves admits he is in dreamland after experiencing a stellar start to his St Mirren loan.

The 21-year old striker, on a temporary deal from Portuguese side Rio Ave, netted a double in the Scottish Cup fifth round 2-0 victory over St Johnstone and was absolutely thrilled after making it four goals in three outings since arriving in Paisley.

"It's been amazing. It's unbelievable and I'm just so happy to be here," he said.

"I didn't expect to start so well and I don't know why I have. Maybe this country suits me.

"I like the fans. They're crazy and I like the atmosphere.

"This is the best scoring form of my life. I hope it continues.

"I'm a little tired because my last game before arriving at St Mirren was two months ago.

"I'll be faster and stronger in a couple of weeks."

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Andrew Slevison
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