Saints Are No Sinners
Updated Friday, 16th February 2007
St Mirren surprised a few when they made a good start to their SPL season. However, they need improve things now as they are at the wrong end of the table now.
St Mirren have not managed to build on their good start to the season. The First Division champions won four times in their first nine games on their return to the SPL. Manager Gus MacPherson has refused to press the panic button despite his side's poor run of results. They have since won one game in 17 games - a Boxing Day win over Falkirk - and have fallen to second bottom. But MacPherson does not believe his side were doing anything different at the start of the campaign.
He said: "I don't think so. I think the only thing you can ask of your group of players is that they work as hard as they possibly can. Nobody can question their effort or commitment. Nobody in the dressing room got carried away at the start of the season in terms of picking up results. We always said over the course of the season we knew what our agenda was and how tough it was going to be. It was other people who got carried away with it. Some silly statements were coming out but not from the players or anyone connected with the football side. We knew how tough it was going to be."
Saints travel to take on Hearts on Saturday looking to repeat a 1-0 win away in September last year. MacPherson went on: "It wasn't our best performance, it was a fantastic three points. Going to a place like Tynecastle is always difficult so to come away with a win was a fantastic result. We have always got to be realistic when you go to any away ground in the SPL, doesn't matter where it is, it's going to be a tough game. And we have to be at our best if we are going to take anything out of it."
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