JOHN Sutton says he’s still fully committed to his coaching role after making the switch to become a player as well.

The striker was confirmed on a one-year playing deal by manager David Hopkin, inset, who persuaded the 35-year-old to come out of retirement to sign up for the upcoming campaign.

But ex-St Mirren forward Sutton says he is fully focused on his coaching role, and excited by what the club is looking to achieve in the next few years.

He told the Tele: “The coaching role is still really exciting for me with the long-term future of the club. I’m very excited about doing that job, but when I got the chance to add the little bit on and help out on the playing side it was fantastic chance.

“I just want to give it my best shot and help the club and manager out, and do everything I can to help us win games.

“It’s a really exciting time for the club, it’s going to be a very young team, but the structure of the club is changing, people will see that when they go down to Cappielow and see the different bits that are being done.

“If you talk to the players there’s a really optimistic feeling pushing forward and developing a young squad of players.”

Sutton also joked he would have to have a talk with director of youth Derek Anderson at some point, after turning down his pleas to join his over-35s team last


He added: “I’ll have to have a catch up with Del.

“He’s been badgering me to play for his over-35s side for a long time, so I’m not too sure if he’ll be happy about that — hopefully he can forgive me!”