St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has confirmed Dutch striker Thomas Verheydt will take in tomorrow’s Betfred Cup clash against Dunfermline, with a view to signing for the club. 

The 27-year-old striker scored 13 goals for Go Ahead Eagles in the Eerste Divisie last season. 

And Goodwin wants to add the 6ft 3 attacker to his ranks ahead of the new Premiership campaign kicking off next month. 

He said: “We’re looking forward to seeing the big man at the weekend and if we’re able to get that one over the line, I think he will be a great addition.

"Physically, he's very, very good. I know someone who worked with him when he was down in England and the references we have got about him have been great. We know what he’s capable of, we’ve seen enough footage of that.

"He’s come recommended and we’ve done our homework. I think he’s someone who fits the bill in terms of physical presence up top.

“I want to play a type of football when we get the ball out wide, we can put it in the box and we get people attacking them and the big man certainly does that.

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"Not only is he target man, he's one that will link the game up with the players around him. We’re excited about that one but it’s not done yet so we have to be patient again with it and hope we can get that one done in time for Wednesday.”

Goodwin will take charge of his first game at the Simple Digital Arena tomorrow and he knows what to expect from Stevie Crawford’s men after facing them with Alloa last season. 

And the Irishman is looking forward to walking out of the tunnel as St Mirren manager for the first time. 

He continued: “I know Stevie Crawford well I know how he sets his team up. They’ve recruited well in the summer and are probably quite a different one to the one we faced last season.

"They’ve signed some really good, promising , young players. The boy Nesbit up front did really well at Raith. I tried to sign him on loan when he was at Partick a couple of years ago. We have to be at our best, there’s no doubt that, we can’t underestimate them.

“I’m really looking forward to it. It’s quite surreal coming back to the training ground after being away from it for so long. I need keep reminding myself of why I’m here. It’s a great feeling.

"Training has been great, a good standard, the boys have worked hard. We’re just all desperate to get things up and running on Sunday.”

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