Anders Dreyer has pledged to use his previous relegation experience to try and keep St Mirren in the Premiership. 

The on-loan Brighton winger got relegated with Danish side Esbjerg in his first professional season back in 2017. 

And the 20-year-old is looking to chip in with his fair share of goals and assists for the the Saints to make sure he doesn't experience that again. 

He said: “In my first year as a senior player I was relegated. That was with my Danish team, Esbjerg. Then the next year I had a good scoring run where I made a lot of goals and assists and we got back to the best league in Denmark.Then I got my move to Brighton in the summer.”

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“It was tough, that relegation. I remember I came up to the senior team as an Under-19s player after we had been winning everything with the youth team. I came into the senior team which struggled and didn’t win so much. There was another attitude in the dressing room. It’s what I hope to do. It’s what I’ve been doing all the time I’ve played football – make goals myself or play in another guy. It’s what I hope to do here.”

Former Rangers and Scotland defender David Weir is the loan manager at the Amex Stadium. 

The Gazette: Former Gers skipper Weir, left, keeping an eye on Dreyer in his role as Brighton's development managerFormer Gers skipper Weir, left, keeping an eye on Dreyer in his role as Brighton's development manager

Dreyer, who has been in constant contact with the former Everton stopper since moving to Paisley, revealed Weir suggested the move north of the border. 

He continued: “They are watching me every weekend and I speak to David Weir a lot about how I’m doing. They are keeping an eye on me. It was my own choice to come here. They weren’t saying I had to go or not go. It was my decision.

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“I like the club and fans and hopefully I can help them, together with the team, to stay in the Premiership. I spoke to David before coming and I saw this as a good opportunity for me to show what I can do in the best league in Scotland.”