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Oran Kearney to decide on signing former West Ham defender today after St Mirren training

New St Mirren boss Oran Kearney
New St Mirren boss Oran Kearney

Oran Kearney will cast his eye over his trialist again today before making a final decision on whether or not to make his first signing at St Mirren.

Former West Ham, Sunderland and QPR defender Anton Ferdinand trained with the Buddies on Monday and will get his second chance to impress today before Kearney makes the call.

The pair met for discussions on Monday evening as Kearney looks to shore up a defence that has conceded nine goals in four Scottish Premiership matches so far this season.

 “Anton is in for a couple of days to have a look at," confirmed Kearney.

“When you look at the record there’s been a few goals conceded - possibly going up a league and we’ve lost a few of the experienced centre-halves from last year. It’s probably needing someone with a bit of experience there to come in and be a calming influence.

“He was staying in the same hotel as me last night so we met up for an hour and had a really good chat, which was brilliant.

“It’s good to see there is real hunger there to want to do well. He trained today and he’ll train again tomorrow then we’ll see what can come from that.”

Ferdinand made over 200 Premier League starts for West Ham, Sunderland and QPR between 2005 and 2012.

Back at Coleraine, Kearney's old club have advertised their post, chairman Colin McKendry confirming international interest.

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