Ryan Flynn discusses St Mirren future as fan favourite dreams of Scottish Cup glory

St Mirren fan favourite Ryan Flynn admits he doesn’t know if his future lies in Paisley beyond this season or not.

But if this is his last season in the stripes, the versatile midfielder is determined to go out on a high as he targets Premiership and Scottish Cup success.

The experienced 34-year-old is one of the club’s longest serving players, having been with the Buddies since joining from Oldham Athletic back in January 2018.

He signed a one-year extension with the Saints last year after Stephen Robinson decided to keep his nous in the squad for the current campaign.

With the Buddies currently sitting in sixth place in the Premiership table, they could finally end their long wait for a top half finish this year.

And with a promising home Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Dundee to come next weekend, Flynn believes it could yet be a special season for the Saints.

He is fully focused on concentrating on matters on the pitch before turning his attention to his own future later this year.

Flynn told Renfrewshire Live Sport: “There’s nothing set in stone as yet.

“I knew my role at the end of last season after speaking to the manager. It was one year this year and then take it from there.

“Obviously you want to play as much as you can. I spoke to the manager though and I knew my role within the club.

“I think in football things change so much you can’t concern yourself about next season in January.

“I’ll make sure I’m available and try to play as much as I can between now and the end of the season.

“There’s a real chance to be successful this year. We’ll try to finish as high up the table as we can and there’s also the Scottish Cup to come as well.

“It’s five games to win that and you just never know if you get the luck of the draw and a bit of luck on the day.

“In the cup it will be all about the results, not the performances. We just need to get through each round as it comes.”

Flynn, who also counts Liverpool and Sheffield United among his former clubs, added: “There’s not a lot of security in football anyway.

“You can sign a two year deal, but if a new manager comes in and doesn’t like you then things can change so quickly.

“If the gaffer wants to offer me a five year deal now then obviously I’ll sign it, especially at my age!”


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