A SONGWRITER reckons he’s onto a winner after penning an anthem dedicated to St Mirren Football Club.

Neil Grant, 40, hopes his song, simply titled The St Mirren FC Song, will appeal to footie fans across Paisley and Renfrewshire.

The musician grew up in Culbokie, on the Black Isle, and previously composed a song for his local club, Ross County.

The Staggies started playing the tune at every home game and also at Hampden Park when the team reached the League Cup Final.

Encouraged by that success, Neil decided to compose songs for other Scottish clubs that he had taken a liking to.

St Johnstone played his newly-composed track for the first time recently, followed by second division outfit Cowdenbeath.

Neil told The Gazette: “The Buddies are situated in the same area as Scotland’s two footballing giants, so that geographical underdog-tag has always attracted me.

“There’s a line in the song that says ‘bigger clubs can be found, with glory-hunters abound, but nothing will compromise our loyalty,’ which I feel sums up the integrity of many St Mirren fans.”

Neil has made initial contact with St Mirren FC, and hopes the club will adopt the track as an official anthem to be played at home matches and beyond.