St. Mirren have announced that Cody Cooke has joined the club from Truro City, while Josh Heaton joins from Darlington.

New St Mirren striker Cody Cooke. Photo: St Mirren

25-year-old striker Cooke has signed a two-year deal with Alan Stubbs’ side and follows fellow V9 Academy player Heaton in joining the Buddies.

Speaking to stmirren.com, Cooke said: “I’m over the moon. It’s a huge opportunity and football is all about opportunities – I want to grab this one with both hands.

“I’m delighted to be here. To get a call from Alan was something that I was just delighted about. I feel ready for the test and it should be an exciting one.”

Alan Stubbs said: “Cody I know from the V9 and he did well there. He has a real good work ethic about him, had a good season last season.

“I’m excited. It’s a great opportunity for him and we’ll help him to succeed here as much as we possibly can.”

St Mirren say that the signing of Josh Heaton marks the ‘largest fee Saints have paid for a player in around 25 years.’ The 21-year-old defender penned a three-year deal with the Buddies.

The Buddies beat off competition from English Premier League and Championship clubs to secure the signing of the highly-thought of defender.

Speaking on joining, Heaton said: “I can’t wait to get going.

“The thought of playing against the big teams and striving to be the best and play first team football was something that brought me here. Every time I step on that park I want to win. I want to keep a clean sheet and I want our strikers to score as many goals as possible. I want to win games and I want to win trophies.”

Saints manager Alan Stubbs said: “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s a sign of intent and I’d like to thank the board for putting their trust in me.

“You only have to look at the clubs who were wanting to get Josh and to have got him it’s quite a coup.”

Source: www.stmirren.com

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