All Whites striker Alex Grieve is the toast of St Mirren fans after his late winner in the opening round of the Scottish Premiership.
Grieve came off the bench for St Mirren to score the winner a minute from time in a 3-2 victory at Hibernian’s Easter Road ground.
Grieve (24), who was troubled by injury last season, showed his sharpness by getting forward to meet a Greg Kiltie cross with a perfectly-timed header which flashed past Hibs ‘keeper David Marshall.
The goal completed an end-to-end move by St Mirren, and sent their fans into raptures, among the 17,386 crowd.
Main photo: Alex Greive acknowledges the jubilation of the fans after his winning goal.
After the match, St Mirren Stephen Robinson said Grieve was unlucky not to be in the starting line-up.
“Alex Greive will have been upset not to get a chance from the start, and he comes on to score the winner. It shows how together we are as a squad,” he told the BBC.
Speaking to the Paisley Daily Express, Greive said:
“I always want to be playing as much as I can but I’m never one to complain. I’ll play whatever and whenever the gaffer wants me to.
“I trust his opinion and I’ll just do my best to hopefully score some more goals.”
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