St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin held his hands up and confessed Aberdeen deserved their win yesterday after giving the Buddies a ‘doing’ at Pittodrie – as he faces losing Eamonn Brophy for a few weeks through injury.

The Buddies were miles off it against Aberdeen and Stephen Glass’ side punished their slackness with a clinical display that sends them into the top six ahead of St Mirren.

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Goodwin recently claimed his side were due to hand out a ‘doing’ to someone after dominating games without getting their rewards but the Irishman admitted the Dons were the better team throughout yesterday’s Premiership clash.

“I thought for the first four or five minutes we did okay – and from then on Aberdeen were the better team,” Goodwin said.

“It was probably the first game in a number of weeks where I’ve been able to come out after and say we were comfortably beaten by the better team.

“The last five or six games we’ve pretty much been in every one of them and possibly should have won two or three of them.

“We came up to try and have a go. It would have been easy to park the bus but we tried to press them high up the pitch and in certain situations it worked.

“But goals are what the game is all about and Aberdeen were a real threat all afternoon.”

After watching Brophy limp off before the break, Goodwin said after the game that he expects him to be out of action for the next “two or three weeks” – with St Mirren facing Hibs, Celtic and Rangers between now and Boxing Day.

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