New signing Jamie McCart admitted he ‘jumped at the chance’ to join St Mirren last week after he made his debut against Queen of the South on Saturday.

The defender signed on an emergency loan deal late last week from Celtic and due to several injuries amongst the Buddies squad, manager Jack Ross was able to put him straight in the side.

And the Hoops man said he enjoyed every moment in the black and white shirt.

He said: “It was brilliant to get the three points and for me to make my debut and get the win was exciting.

“It was probably only about four or five days ago [I found out I was coming to the club]. They were struggling with injuries and all that and they contacted Celtic to see if I was available and I jumped at the chance to come here under the manager.

“He’s turned the club around and I’m really excited about where the club is going.

“They’re a big club St Mirren and they deserve to be in the top division. I heard only good things about the club and the staff so I’m happy to be here.”

The 20-year-old has joined the Buddies until December 23 on a three-month deal after mostly playing for the development squad at Parkhead before spending some time at Inverness on loan for the second half of last season.

The Scotland Under-21 international said it was his aim to get into the first team at Parkhead and the Paisley 2021 Stadium was a perfect place to improve his game.

He said: “That’s always the dream [to get into the Celtic first team]. All I really focus on is working hard and now that I’m here I just need to get in the team and stay there and hopefully get wins.

“There’s a lot of players I can learn from here who are top professionals. I just need to try and learn every day and see where it takes me.

“It’s a great group of players and everyone has been very welcoming and that has helped me.”