PAUL di Giacomo is relishing the opportunity to work under Allan Moore again - after branding his boss 'one of the best in the country'.

Di Giacomo, who finalised a one-year Ton deal last week after his Ross County contract expired, spent a six-month loan spell at Stirling Albion in 2005 when Moore was starting out as a manager.

And the 28-year-old can't wait to join up with the boss again this season.

Di Giacomo told the Tele: "It's a smashing club and that is a reason why I've joined, but it's for the manager as well - he's one of the best managers in the country at this level.

"I think he's going to go on and do good things and I want to be part of that so it's all positive, and I can't wait for the new season to start.

"The manager is honest - he tells the truth but says it in the right manner. If you have a bad game he'll tell you and that's all you can ask for.

"The way he plays the game was a factor too. He wants to play football but he knows in certain games you need to roll the sleeves up.

"He won't accept less than your best, and to be honest that's the sort of manager I need just to make sure I'm firing on all cylinders. He's a top man." The ex-Kilmarnock hitman fits with Moore's desire to add versatile players to his squad, as he is comfortable playing either up front or wide on the right.

But Di Giacomo insists he does not have a preference and is simply concentrating on earning a place in the team.

He said: "Playing as a striker obviously gives you a better opportunity to score, and scoring goals is the greatest feeling in the game.

"But I don't know what the manager has in store for me. I just hope I'm playing, whether that is wide or up front, I'm happy to do either.

"You're not guaranteed a place in the team no matter who you are and I need to make sure I'm worthy of a place.

"And then if I'm not playing I need to make sure that I'm getting right behind the team and the manager - you need to be a good team-mate and not go in the huff if you're not playing."