ST MIRREN star Darren McGregor has backed Buddies new boy Jon Robertson to take the two-division step up to the SPL in his stride.
Two summers back McGregor was plucked from Cowdenbeath by Danny Lennon who had returned to raid his former club after being appointed Saints boss.
The 26-year-old has now backed Robertson after his switch from the Blue Brazil to hit the ground running when he joins St Mirren in June.
Mac said: "I think Jon has all the attributes to make the step up with no problems.
"He has a tremendous work ethic and a strong will to win.
"I know Jon from my time at Cowdenbeath well and I think he will play a lot of games for St Mirren next season.
"He will face a real fight to earn a starting place but it is one he will relish. I believe he can be a really good signing for St Mirren."
But McGregor admits that Nigel Hasselbaink's Paisley exit has left the Buddies light up top even with the arrival of ex-MK Dons hitman Lewis Guy.
The Saints stopper said: "Lewis was in and trained with us a few times last season and I would say that he could really click with Stevie Thompson up front.
"But I think with Nigel moving on we could really do with someone else in to add a bit of depth and competition up front.
"The manager has made some great signings for the club in his two seasons here and I am sure he will have a few irons in the fire.
"There are a lot of players available this summer and the manager will make sure he gets the best in for St Mirren."