GAVIN Reilly has unfinished business in the Premiership, and he reckons St Mirren will give him the platform to prove he can cut it in the top flight by getting back to where they belong, writes Graeme McGarry.

The Paisley side have started the season in tremendous form, winning four of their five games so far to shoot to the top of the Championship table.

Saturday’s win over Inverness built upon their victory over title favourites Dundee United in their previous match, and while it is early days, Reilly says their start has everyone at the club dreaming of promotion.

“Our aim at the start of the season was to win the league outright, if not then definitely through the play-offs,” said the Saints striker.

“With the group we have, we’re more than capable of doing it. At the same time, we’re only five games into the league season. It’s a good start and we’ll keep building on that.

“I would love to get back to playing in the Premiership again and that’s where a club of this size should be. We have to keep going the way we’re going and hopefully we’ll be there at the end of the season.

“It’s been a very good start. I think we’ve just built game to game. The first game against Falkirk was a tremendous victory – especially given it was the opener.

“Morton brought us down to earth, but we’ve kicked on from there. We had a very difficult start, so it’s been brilliant to get the points that we have.

“There are no easy games in this league. Everyone’s capable of beating everyone. But it’s good to lay down a marker early on.”

Reilly, who was speaking as he collected his Goldenballs award for his performance in round two of the Irn-Bru Cup, says that his own fine start to the season – he has scored eight goals in 11 matches – is down to getting a consistent run of games.

“People say goals in the cup don’t count, but for me they do,” he said. “If you get 20 goals at the end of the season, no-one is going to look back and break it down by the competition. It’s the tally that counts.”