Jim Goodwin says St Mirren’s heavy Celtic defeat will be something to learn from for St Mirren’s young defence in particular ahead of a huge game tomorrow night.

The Hoops put Goodwin’s side to the sword at the weekend, with a Leigh Griffiths hat-trick combined with Odsonne Edouard and Callum McGregor goals securing a 5-0 win for Celtic.

Celtic eased past St Mirren. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After Hamilton’s win over Kilmarnock, it means 11th will host 12th in the Scottish Premiership tomorrow night as St Mirren face Hearts. The Buddies could move six clear of bottom and out of the relegation play-off place with a win.

It was a tough weekend for them but it’ll be one to learn from says Paisley boss Goodwin as he prepares his side for a huge game with the Jambos.

“I would say it is,” Goodwin said about whether the match against Hearts is the biggest of St Mirren’s season. “Obviously there’s a lot at stake for both clubs but we picked a team on Saturday that was good enough to get something from the game.

A big match awaits. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Unfortunately it wasn’t the case. We’ve had a lot of football of late so I decided to rest two or three of the boys – but obviously Wednesday night is a huge game for everybody.

“We’ve spoke about the Celtic game. I said going into it that to get anything against Celtic, you need them to have an off day and we needed to be at our best. That wasn’t the case.

“We’re not dwelling on it at all. We realise we can do things better but we can’t let it affect us. We have to move on pretty quickly which we have done. I thought the first half we actually did relatively well.

Tough goin. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Of course it’s a learning curve for the two centre-halfs (Akin Famewo and Conor McCarthy), 21-years-old, playing against someone of Odsonne Edouard’s quality. They’ll take good lessons from it but we’re not even thinking about that.”

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