All Whites striker Alex Greive’s performances with Scottish Premiership club St Mirren has earned him a two-year extension to his contract.
The 23-year-old has impressed in his performances for club and country since moving to Scotland from Birkenhead United in January.
Greive, who left New Zealand as the Northern League’s leading goalscorer last year, has scored three goals for St Mirren, all in crucial wins against St Johnstone, Hearts and Dundee.
Speaking to St Mirren’s website, Greive said:
“I’m excited to commit my future here.
“I’ve had a good start and I’m looking forward to building on that.
“I’m still learning every day. I’ve only been here a short time but I think I’ve improved a lot and gained a lot of experience.
“It’s been really good and I can thank St Mirren enough for giving me that opportunity. For me it’s now about repaying that faith.
“I want to kick on with my own footballing ability and contribute with more goals and assists and help the club to get up as high in the table as we can.”
Manager Stephen Robinson said: “It was important for us to get him tied down on an extended deal.
“Alex has impressed me since I came in. His energy and how he presses gets people off their seats and I think he’ll score goals for us.
“He’s only been in the country for a few months and I think he will improve the more game time and coaching he gets.
“He’s already an international footballer with New Zealand and playing with some good players there too, so we’ve got high hopes that he will continue to progress.”
St Mirren are a partner club of Birkenhead United.