Ross County midfielder Michael Gardyne is looking forward to finally linking up with St Johnstone’s Brian Graham next season.
On-loan Perth frontman Graham last week agreed a pre-contract with County and will join when his Dundee United deal expires at the end of the season.
Gardyne has also spent this season farmed out by United and likewise has been told there will be no new contract for him at Tannadice in the summer.
Having enjoyed a successful third spell at Ross County this season, netting five goals in 24 appearances, Gardyne is open to the prospect of making his Dingwall stay permanent.
If he chooses to do so, he will be reunited with Graham, who he briefly played alongside in 2007 when the pair were with Morton, albeit they made just five appearances in the same team.
At Tannadice the pair never played competitively in the same team, as Gardyne was soon moved out on loan to Kilmarnock before this season’s temporary spell with the Staggies.
Gardyne feels Graham will be a valuable addition to manager Jim McIntyre’s squad and would relish the opportunity to finally enjoy a sustained run in the same team as the 27-year-old, should he decide to remain at Victoria Park.
He said: “At United I only trained with Brian and played with him in pre-season matches. I never got a chance to play competitively with him there as we were both out on loan.
“It would be good to play with the big man again. He’s a bit taller and really good in the air. A lot of people think that’s all he’s good at but he’s got good feet for a big guy. He’s a good all-round player.”