St Mirren are in serious danger. So much so that you’d say that hosting Motherwell appears to be a must win fixture for the Buddies. That will be no easy task given Motherwell are one of the in-form sides in the division right now.
You can point your finger all you want at the controversial awarding of four penalties at Ibrox. St Mirren registered absolutely nothing of note in the final third. Their cup tie at home to Robbie Neilson’s drastically changed Dundee United must be considered an unwelcome distraction.
After all, they’ve conceded 50 league goals already. In February.
You ask any St Mirren fan right now whether they’d want a cup run or Premiership survival and it’s fair to say that many would throw the game against United if it meant playing top tier football next campaign.
Tricky trips to Pittodrie and Tynecastle also take place this month. The Buddies haven’t beat Aberdeen in three attempts this season, crashing out of the Betfred Cup at the hands of the Dons. Despite succumbing to a Steven Naismith hat trick at Tynecastle in a 4-1 defeat to Hearts, they have beaten the Jambos in Paisley thanks to an Adam Hammill brace.
Their home games will obviously be huge. Fortunately for Oran Kearney’s men, they still get to play fellow strugglers Dundee in Paisley, who they’ve already beaten albeit under Alan Stubbs. They also travel to Lanarkshire to play Hamilton Accies before the split.
They simply have to pick up points in these games if they’re to survive. Many may class them as dead and buried already but there’s no certainties in football. It all starts with that Motherwell match if they are to climb up to the sacred 10th place in the Premiership.