ST Mirren star Kyle Magennis has declared himself fit and ready to play a part in the club’s traditional end-of-season “mad football”, writes Graeme Macpherson.

The Scotland Under-21 came off the bench on Saturday after four months out to help Saints record a vital 3-1 away win at Livingston.

The Paisley side have either been pushing for promotion or fighting against relegation in each of Magennis’ three seasons in the first team and, with four games left, he wants to help keep them in the Premiership this time around.

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He said: “It’s always exciting for us at the end of each season, although it can be nerve-wracking as well. I’ve experienced a lot of mad football and I’m still only 20! But we can thrive off it and hopefully we can do it.

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“It’s the most important part of the season so it’s just good to be back to help the boys out. I want to make up for lost time now. I’m going to try my hardest over the last four games. I don’t know if the gaffer has it in his plans to start me but even if I have to come off the bench I’m desperate to do my bit. I’ve been out for a long time so I’m going to give it everything to help keep us up.”

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