Former Hibs midfielder Alex Gogic explains return to his ‘second home’ after signing for St Mirren


The Cyprus international has signed a two-year deal in Paisley following a summer spent weighing up his options in Athens – and could line up against Hibs this weekend.

The versatile former Hamilton player first arrived in Scotland from Swansea in 2017 and he had considered trying a different league following the end of his loan spell at Saints and expiry of his Easter Road contract in the summer.

“I had a few offers abroad but, considering everything, I felt this was the best offer,” the 28-year-old said. “Family-wise, I didn’t want to go anywhere by myself right now because I’ve got small kids and here we feel at home.

Alex Gogic is unveiled as a St Mirren player after resigning for the club and could face Hibs this weekend. Picture: Ross MacDonald / SNS

“It does feel like home. I became a man in Scotland so it’s definitely my second home. It wasn’t an easy decision, that’s why I took this long. It took a while to decide what was best for me and my family together and we decided this was the best decision for us.

“I didn’t want to rush into anything. I have got a two-year contract here but I had offers for three years and I wanted it to be right. At the start of the summer I was thinking maybe I would try something different and new. I thought I would wait and see my offers. And then when you consider everything, it’s nice to come back home.”

Gogic scored on his Buddies debut against Motherwell in January and such was his impact that manager Stephen Robinson was prepared to wait for his answer to the offer of a permanent contract.


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