'It's a club that's progressing and I want to be part of that'

Ellery Balcombe
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Ellery Balcombe says St Mirren are a club on the rise as he looks to help build on last season’s exploits.

The goalkeeper signed on a season-long loan from Brentford last month and has been putting in the hard graft at St Mirren’s training camp in Spain.

Balcombe, who is on his eighth loan spell at age 24, told club media: "Obviously last year St Mirren had a big season, getting into Europe and stuff, and I feel it’s a club that’s progressing and moving forward and I want to be a part of that.

"Scottish football is somewhere I’ve never been before. I’ve moved all over for loans so the moving part wasn’t a big deal, it’s just about getting settled as quickly as I can and focus on the football.

"It’s been good. All the lads have welcomed me so I’m happy. The standard of training has been good so far. It’s hot but it’s good to get those first couple of days out the way."

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