The Saints are marching in the right direction
Danny Lennon's new deal at St Mirren is a good bit of business for the club, the manager and the fans.
Lennon, ably assisted by the wise head of Tommy Craig, is well down the road to producing an entertaining and productive Saints side.
But what might the future of that side and indeed their manager be?
Lennon has made some sound signings, like Stephen Thompson and Nigel Hasselbaink, who have fitted in neatly at St Mirren Park.
You don't have to be Methuselah to remember when the crowds in Paisley, watching Alex Ferguson's brash young marauders, were large and noisy.
Can Lennon's side recapture a flavour of those halcyon days?
Lennon is all smiles after agreeing a contract extension at St Mirren Park
And if they can, could we see the new stadium full of newly won-over Buddies?
That would be a very welcome sight in Scotland's largest town.
Saints have been run extremely well by Stuart Gilmour and his board and they deserve not only success but due recognition from the townsfolk.
The club's newly-released financial figures demonstrate a break-even position, with directors taking nothing from the coffers in terms of wages.
Saints are currently outgunning the much better resourced big city sides.
If Lennon's squad is strong enough to continue its improvement and finish in the top six, then, debt free and with their new stadium, the club could be set to establish itself as one of the leading sides in the SPL.
Lennon's stock will continue to rise and he may well become the next managerial talent to be whisked down south.
But that's all for the future.
For the moment let's enjoy the renaissance of one of Scotland's great old football clubs.