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McKenzie return pleases Kearney

 

St Mirren boss Oran Kearney was glad to see Gary McKenzie make his long-awaited return to action in Saturday's crucial 2-1 win over Dundee.

The 33-year-old defender was back in the side for the first time since last April after recovering from an Achilles injury.

Former Coleraine midfielder Brad Lyons, on loan from Blackburn Rovers, headed in his first St Mirren goal in the 58th minute.

Kearney said: "Gary is a top pro and he has worked extremely hard with Alex McQueen (physio) to get back.

"It has been a long year. I have had those injuries myself and I know it is like when you come to that end point and you are itching to play again.

"Our form has been as good as it has been for the last six weeks and there hasn't been the opportunity to put him in.

"I felt his overall performance was outstanding, typified by the block he made in time added on when he throws everything at it to get his body in the way."

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