Brad Lyons found the social media reaction to his St Mirren arrival "hilarious" after a multitude of comments about his glasses.

The midfielder even showed his approval for a number of responses likening him to characters such as Will from comedy show The Inbetweeners.

But the 21-year-old vowed to show supporters he was deadly serious about making his mark in Paisley.

Lyons, who has signed on loan from Blackburn, said: "It's all fun and games. I thought the Twitter was hilarious.

"It's one of those things, I have always worn glasses and just because I'm a full-time player I'm not going to change.

"I will let the fans slag me on Twitter, I found it funny, but hopefully I can do my talking on the pitch."

The versatile midfielder previously worked with St Mirren manager Oran Kearney at Coleraine before moving to Blackburn in August, initially on loan.

Lyons signed an 18-month deal with Rovers just last week after impressing for their under-23 side, but is keen to boost his chances of making it in England by starring in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

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"First of all I'm delighted to meet up with Oran again," he said. "I know how good a manager he is and I know he can trust me as a player, so hopefully I can repay him.

"He's a good role model, the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch. And his player-management would be his best feature, the way he talks to the players, everyone respects him and listens to him.

"But St Mirren as a club was a no-brainer, they are a great family club, a really well-run club, and it's a good foundation to get experience and push on as a player."

Lyons added: "The full-time training has definitely developed me as a player, both physically and mentally.

"It's a different type of football I am used to. Coming from the Irish League, I was used to playing against men with physical attributes. In under-23s football you are concentrating on getting the ball down more and the technical aspect of it.

"I found it tough the first couple of months, but after I got used to it I have put in good performances and it got me noticed.

"It was a tough decision to move because I love Blackburn and I was developing really well under Damian Johnson and Tony Mowbray.

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Lyons also sported glasses when signing for Blackburn

"They gave me plenty of chances to train with the first team, so it was tough to leave. But they thought coming here, playing men's football, competitive football, would benefit me.

"So hopefully I get games under my belt and go back to Blackburn and fight for a first-team place."

Kearney is set to add further to his squad, but Cardiff striker Ibrahim Meite is on his way back to Wales after a trial spell.

And St Mirren are expected to announce details on defender Anton Ferdinand's future before tomorrow's William Hill Scottish Cup tie with Alloa.