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Oct 19, 2019 at 3pm UK at Simple Digital Arena (Paisley)
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St Mirren
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St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin insists table is not a concern yet

St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin insists table is not a concern yet
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The Buddies will go bottom of the league if they lose to St Johnstone.

Jim Goodwin will give little thought to the Ladbrokes Premiership table when his St Mirren side host fellow strugglers St Johnstone on Saturday.

The Buddies are without a win in six and just one point ahead of bottom side Saints after eight league fixtures.

However, Goodwin is not contemplating the possibility of ending the weekend at the bottom of the table.

“We’re not approaching the game in that mind set, we’re trying to come up with a game plan that is going to go and win the game for us, it’s as simple as that,” said Goodwin, Goodwin, who will be without Kyle McAllister again as he recovers from a back injury.

“If it was a couple of games to go in the season and this was the situation, of course it’s probably a different kind of mind mind set. It becomes a must-not-lose game.

“At this early stage of the season I don’t think we can we can think like that. We have to approach the game in a positive manner and try and take the game to St Johnstone and try and be on the front foot.

“As the home team that’s what will be expected of us and that’s what the supporters will demand and I think by playing that way it gives us a better chance of winning the game.”

St Johnstone have just four points and have yet to win a league game this season.

However, Goodwin remains an admirer of the McDiarmid Park club and boss Tommy Wright.

He said: “I have a great amount of respect for Tommy Wright and everything that he has done there at St Johnstone over the years he has been there.

“It actually gives clubs like ourselves a bit of inspiration as well when you consider how often he had them in the top six on a similar budget to ourselves.

“I watched St Johnstone’s last two games over the international break and I thought, on both occasions, they were better than Ross County and Motherwell on the day and could easily have won both those games.”

Meanwhile, Cammy MacPherson has signed a two-year extension to his contract. The midfielder, who has made four first-team appearances this season, is now tied to the club until the summer of 2022.

The 20-year-old midfielder told the Buddies’ official website: “I feel like I have matured a lot and grown a lot since I made my debut. I’m much more used to the demands of first team football.”

“Cammy is a player who has come on leaps and bounds,” added Goodwin.

“We were humming and hawing during the summer about whether we should send Cammy out on loan but he really impressed us with his attitude and how he trains.

“He’s a great kid. He does things in the right manner and is a very good professional.

“He’s a big part of what we are trying to do here. He’s got great energy, really good fitness levels, fantastic technically and has a little bit of aggression.”

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DIVING
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ATHLETICS
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