St Mirren have signed "old-fashioned winger" Ilkay Durmus on a two-year deal from Austrian side Wacker Innsbruck.

The German-born former Turkey youth international played in both his native and ancestral land before moving to Austria.

Manager Jim Goodwin feels the 25-year-old will provide an "abundance" of sorely-needed pace.

Goodwin added on his club's website: "He is a very attack-minded, old-fashioned winger and players like that excite me and I think he'll excite supporters as well.

"He's direct, he's positive, he puts a great ball in so he's one to be very excited about.

"He's a couple of weeks behind with regards to pre-season training but we'll get him up to speed and I think he's one that the fans will certainly get off their seats to watch."

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The wide player is St Mirren's fourth summer signing after 12 players departed from the squad that finished last season, and Goodwin has stressed how hard chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick and technical director Gus MacPherson are working to strengthen.

Goodwin, who has lost striker Cody Cooke to a knee problem for about two months, added: "I've given them a long list and a list of players that may be sometimes is a little ambitious. But at the end of the day I want to bring in good players and I want to bring in players that will excite the fans and I want to make us more than competitive.

"We're doing all we can and we are making some very good offers to some very good players. I think the players we have already added have enhanced the group and I think the ones that we have identified will make us better again."

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