ST MIRREN player Cammy Smith admits he’s had a frustrating season so far and says he is unsure where his future lies. 

Smith was a main contributor as Saints won the Championship under Jack Ross last campaign, but has struggled for first team football under both Alan Stubbs and Oran Kearney. 

The 23-year-old has had to settle for a place on the bench for the majority of time in the Scottish Premiership this year.

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He said: "It’s been really frustrating. The highs of last season and the good 18 months I’ve had here. It’s not happened for whatever reason. I’ve been working away in the background but obviously I’ve not been playing so it’s hard to show what you can do.

"Last season we had all the ball and we were creating. I felt like I was a big part of that.

"This season we have not had the ball as much and the manager has looked to do something different.

"You’re desperate for the lads to do well when you’re sitting on the bench because you are still part of it. When you’re sitting there, you can’t really effect anything. You need to be ready when you can and take your chance when it comes."

The former Aberdeen player says he will have a chat with manager Oran Kearney in January to see where his future lies.

Until then he’ll just try and get his place back in the starting lineup.

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He continued: “I’m not sure. I’ll need to have a chat with the manager and we’ll see what happens. That’s what I’ve been doing since Halloween. Trying in training. Trying to do everything I can to get back in to the team.

"There’s two weeks until January. Keep my head down and keep training hard. When I’m asked to play, I play to my best. Then we’ll get a chat and we’ll see where I go from there."