ST MIRREN are interested in snapping up former Scotland defender Andy Webster as Ian Murray looks to recover from a tough start to the Championship campaign.

The 33-year-old former Hearts and Dundee United star was released by Coventry City in the summer after two seasons with the Sky Blues.

However, he was allowed to train with Tony Mowbray’s side to maintain his fitness levels.

He returned to Scotland last week and was invited in to train with St Mirren by Murray who is keen to add Webster’s experience to his squad.

Saints are pointless after two matches, losing 3-1 at Ibrox and then going down 2-1 to Murray’s former club Dumbarton last Saturday.

They face a tricky Petrofac Cup tie at Annan tonight and then they head to Greenock on Friday night for the first league derby with Morton for 15 years.

Murray would love to get a deal done with Webster but the 28-times capped centre-back is keeping his options open.

Webster said: “I spoke to Ian Murray and he asked me to come in to train so I have done that and it’s been good.

“There is a good set-up at St Mirren and they have a good training facility. So we’ll see what happens.

“I’ve done a full pre-season with Coventry City so my fitness is absolutely fine. They were good enough to let me do that so I really appreciate it.

“I’m not panicking about not having a club and the next move has to be right.

“I want something that will motivate me. People might think I’m washed up but I’m only 33.”

Saints are waiting to learn the extent of the damage suffered by full back Jason Naismith who was carried off on a stretcher with a knee injury on Saturday.