Preview - St Mirren (a)

Last updated : 07 May 2009 By Firparkcorner

But, even with the low admission price, if the fans choose to spend their cash elsewhere it will be hard to blame them.  Mark McGhee admitted motivation was a problem last week against Falkirk and while it would be nice to think we'll improve now, human nature says a side fighting for their lives will work harder than a side coasting.  And, after all, we have our lead over St Mirren in the fair play league to protect!

The Buddies have, inexplicably, become a bogey side for us since they returned to the SPL and five encounters with them this season have produced only one win despite their struggles against the drop.  They ended both our Scottish Cup and top six hopes so the players may at least feel determined to get a small measure of revenge now.


Murphy against St Mirren in September's win

Murphy against St Mirren in September's win

Craigan will still be doubtful while O'Brien and Quinn could be fit to return.  However, even though seventh place has not been secured quite yet, we surely need to experiment a little to freshen things up.  We need to work towards next season and after last week, playing the big team can hardly be viewed as a guaranteed win!

St Mirren need the points a lot more than we do and will be boosted by O'Donnell and Miranda returning to action this week.  They have a lot of other injury worries though and unless their situation improves over the next couple of days, they could be putting out a makeshift side once more.  If we can stop Dorman, and not present them with a tap in a yard from goal, we should be hopeful of going home with a point in a 1-1 draw.