St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has challenged his side to start killing off teams after recording their seventh draw in fourteen games this season yesterday against Livingston thanks to Nicky Devlin’s 89th-minute strike in Paisley.
Nicky Devlin’s late strike cancelled out Jamie McGrath’s opener for St Mirren and, despite seeing his side climb into the top six, Goodwin wants his players to be more clinical and manage games better.
After seeing his side draw yet again, Goodwin warned they “can’t be that nearly team”, although he was full of praise for Jamie McGrath’s fantastic strike which saw the Irishman scoop the ball over the Livi keeper from the edge of the area and give his side the lead after 68 minutes.
“We can’t be that nearly team. We have to keep believing and start to kill teams off,” the St Mirren boss said.
“And most importantly managing the game better at the end and making sure we leave with three points.
“It wasn’t a classic by any stretch, but it’s just one of those you try to win and be grateful for the result. We couldn’t do that unfortunately.
“We’ve had 14 games and drawn half of them and that’s not good enough. We need to turn two or three of those into victories and that would make a hell of a difference to the league table.
“There were two fantastic goals in the game. Two great strikes. The awareness of Jamie to see the keeper off his line and provide that type of finish was a touch of class. And it’s a hell of a strike from the Livingston player.”
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