The new Buddies manager is hoping to make a big impact after leaving Coleraine to replace Alan Stubbs in Paisley.
And beating Celtic tonight would certainly do that for the Northern Irishman.
Morale at St Mirren appeared at a real low during Stubbs’ tenure, but his exit and Kearney’s appointment has brought some positivity to the Buddies.
Now Kearney has brought Irish magician Rodd Hogg in to entertain his players before tonight’s game – and it looks like he really enjoyed being involved in their build up:
To be asked by Oran Kearney & booked by St Mirren FC to give them some craic ahead of their game tomorrow night against Celtic, was very special. When you finish & they chant ‘One More Trick, One More Trick’ & each & every player comes up & shakes your hand, is even more special pic.twitter.com/nQCEznfUMG
— Rodd Hogg (@roddhogg) September 13, 2018
Hogg has a Sky TV show called Irish Magician and has been used by Kearney before at Coleraine.
You’d imagine the hope would be for the magician to help St Mirren relax before what is bound to be a tough game.
They currently sit second bottom of the Scottish Premiership after picking up just one win from their first four games.