David McGoldrick scored twice and Inigo Idiakez played 80 minutes for Saints' reserve team in their 4-1 win over Millwall to push their claims for a place in the side to face Scunthorpe at the weekend.

For McGoldrick it was an immediate return to form after his loan spell at Port Vale.

The 20-year-old striker figured in 18 games since joining Vale at the start of the season but scored just twice in that time.

McGoldrick was back on the bench and came on for the final minutes of Saints' 2-0 FA Cup third round win over Leicester and proved his sharpness for Stewart Henderson's second string yesterday at the same New Den ground where he scored his first senior goal for the club.

Also on display was Idiakez after two months out with an Achilles injury.

The Spanish midfielder has been sorely missed for his creativity in the centre of midfield and his comeback is perfectly timed to boost that department with Youssef Safri having departed for the African Cup of Nations.

Henderson said: "David did well.

"He took his goals well, he made one and scored two and might have had one or two other goals but overall he did very well.

"Inigo was very good and played very well.

"He too had opportunities but his passing was good and he showed at times that bit of quality and class he's got.

"I took him off with ten minutes to go - he could have played on but we just wanted to make sure he's OK.

"As long he's OK today he will be available for the weekend."

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