Dorman relishing Parkhead trip

27 February 2009 05:17
The attacking midfielder has recently rediscovered the form that made him an instant hero when he signed from New England Revolution in January last year.[LNB]St Mirren have only lost twice in 13 games and travel to Parkhead with genuine belief after the Scottish Premier League champions needed a soft penalty to beat them there on the opening day of the season.[LNB]"I've not played there yet so I'm really looking forward to the game," Dorman said.[LNB]"I've played at Ibrox a couple of times and it's been brilliant. Obviously the results haven't gone in our favour but you enjoy the day out.[LNB]"It's another nice pitch. Our new pitch is playing well and it gives us no excuses not to play well, and it will be the same on Saturday."[LNB]Dorman has now scored 12 goals for Saints and it would probably have been several more had a back injury not disrupted his start to the season.[LNB]"I'm feeling good," the 26-year-old said. "The other boys around me are playing well and that helps.[LNB]"The forwards are creating chances and defensively we have been solid.[LNB]"I missed quite a lot of pre-season and it became about catching up with the rest of the lads and getting as fit as them.[LNB]"That took a while and, with that, I wasn't playing particularly well. My confidence wasn't up and I wasn't doing the things I'm good at.[LNB]"It was just a case of getting fully fit and start doing them again, which I managed to do."[LNB]Dorman has yet to hold talks with St Mirren about the club's option to exercise a year's extension to his contract.[LNB]Buddies boss Gus MacPherson revealed he is sure to take up the right amid speculation linking the player with a move to England.[LNB]MacPherson said: "It's a formality that we will take up the option for a further year; other than that we can't really say any more.[LNB]"Everyone talks about interest and clubs looking at him, but we have not received a single inquiry."[LNB]Dorman's goals have helped Saints close the gap on the top six to five points.[LNB]MacPherson is not tempting fate by talking up the prospect of breaking into the top half, but he hopes his players are aiming as high as they can.[LNB]He added: "We talked about it, funnily enough, in November, when we never picked up any points. We maybe learned our lesson there.[LNB]"But players are not daft; they see the league table and know how close they are.[LNB]"And with the run of games that are coming up after this one, there's an opportunity there."[LNB][LNB] Celtic 1/5[LNB], Draw 5/1[LNB], St Mirren 14/1[LNB] 

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