SPL Player of the Month happy with St Mirren stay

Despite reported interest from Rangers and Celtic, Andy Dorman is happy to stay at St Mirren.

Despite reported interest from Rangers and Celtic, Andy Dorman is happy to stay at St Mirren.

Dorman was named Clydesdale Bank Premier League Player of the Month for April - the second time he has won the monthly award this campaign.

The 26-year-old feels loyalty to the club after they gave him his opportunity in the SPL by signing him as an unknown from MLS side New England Revolution in January 2008.

Dorman said: "I definitely feel gratitude to St Mirren. They were the people who took the risk on me. Between the manager, chairman and everyone else at the club, I owe them quite a lot.

"I'd be happy to stay at St Mirren. But first we have some important games coming up that I want to concentrate on.

"Finishing the season well is the club's main aim at the moment. We have to make sure we are ready to go on Saturday.

"It was a case of coming back over and trying my luck. I watched European games every week when I was in America and I wanted to be part of it.

"St Mirren were the first club willing to take a chance on me, so it was a case of coming over and seeing how I did. Things have gone well and I'm happy.

"It's probably fair to say it has surpassed my expectations. I had tried to play professionally in England before I went to America but that didn't work out - so I didn't really know what to expect when I came over here.

"But reaching a cup semi-final and playing in the SPL has been brilliant."

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