ST MIRREN Chief Executive Tony Fitzpatrick says the Saints board are ready to make further funds available to manager Jack Ross should the right player become available before the end of the transfer window.

The Paisley club added striker Darryl Duffy to their ranks on Friday before securing the signature of Hearts full-back Liam Smith on a season-long loan on Monday.

After Rocco Quinn left the club by mutual consent last week, the Buddies have 22 outfield first team players, with a few academy prospects filling out the squad.

Despite Saints looking well covered in most areas of the pitch, Fitzpatrick says the board will try their best to facilitate further arrivals if Ross’ targets become available before the end of the transfer window.

He said: “We are still looking. The chairman and the board have backed the manager pretty well. If you look at it from January, we have kept most of the team and added 10 to the squad.

“There is always room if the right player that Jack is looking for becomes available.

“We have a decent sized squad at the moment, I think we’re pretty well covered in most areas. Going forward some players might want to leave eventually if they aren’t playing regularly.

“But if the right player becomes available that Jack thinks can add to the squad we’ll do our best to back him with that.”