Last season couldn't have been a more different story, he started the campaign as an attacking central midfielder. A position that certainly didn't suit him and his form took a major dip. Even in his favoured right wing position he underperformed. As the season went on he was largely overlooked by Paul Caddis who had a excellent debut season.
The likelyhood is that Paul Caddis will continue in the first team next season which would have left McGovern to settle for a place on the bench. His move to Brunton Park appears to be a good move for both parties; after reaching 30 he will surely be looking to play regular football. He is also rumoured to be a higher earner at the club so to free up wages through a back-up player makes financial sense.