Stephen Robinson believes homegrown attacker Lewis Jamieson can become “a big part of things going forward” after earning himself a contract extension at St Mirren until 2025.
The 21-year-old has made 20 first-team appearances for the Buddies, including nine this season, and scored his first goal for the club in the 2-2 draw at home to Hibernian last month.
Viewed by St Mirren as a player with development potential, Jamieson has been rewarded with a new deal, and the club have the option of extending it by another year.
“I think Lewis has come to the fore and become a real live option for us,” manager Robinson told St Mirren’s website.
“He’s added real competition and shown he can compete at this level. It’s probably taken us a little bit longer than we thought to get him there but he’s applied himself really well and he’s someone we feel we can keep developing.
“It’s been difficult for him to break in because we’ve started the season well but when he’s had his chances he’s taken them and he’s worked really hard since I came to the club. We see him as a big part of things going forward.”
Jamieson has spent time on loan at Clyde, Inverness and Airdrie in previous seasons and is delighted to have seen his form for St Mirren recognised with a new contract.
“I’m really happy,” he said. “It came as a bit of a shock to be honest, but I’m happy to be here and get more opportunities.
“The gaffer is pushing me all the time. It’s been a benefit because I’m in the best condition I have been as a professional. It’s been really good for me and hopefully I can keep working hard, get opportunities and reap the benefits.
“I really enjoy it here. Coming through the academy makes it more special when I do get those opportunities and hopefully there is more to come.”
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