Jim Goodwin believes Eamonn Brophy’s signing is a “real coup” for St Mirren.
In a pre-contract agreement, the Paisley club announced the signing of the Kilmarnock striker.
When his contract expires, the 24-year-old will join Killie’s Premiership rivals on a three-year deal in the summer.
Brophy, who pursues his trade with Scotland, began his career with Hamilton in 2017 before moving to Rugby Park.
Manager Goodwin told the official website of St Mirren, “We are absolutely delighted.”
“Given the teams we compete with and how highly respected Eamonn is on the Scottish stage, it’s a really exciting signing for us. For us, I think it’s a real coup.
At a brilliant age, he’s coming to the prime of his career.
“It shows the ambition of the club and I’m very pleased we’ve pulled it off.”
“Tony Fitzpatrick, chief executive of St Mirren, added: “We hope fans see this signing as a reflection of our ambition as a soccer club and another significant step towards fan ownership on our journey.
“This deal would not have been possible without the continued support of SMiSA, Kibble and, most importantly, our loyal fans.”
Junior Morias, meanwhile, has joined Boreham Wood on loan until the end of the season.
On a two-year deal until August 2019, the 25-year-old striker joined the Buddies from Northampton.
Morais has scored two goals for St Mirren in 47 appearances.
A statement on St Mirren’s official website reads: “Everyone at St Mirren would like to wish Junior all the best during his loan spell.” The move is subject to international clearance.