Jim Goodwin is hoping to reap the benefits of a whole squad against Hamilton as St Mirren prepare for a big battle at the bottom.

The Buddies go into the home tie with Accies knowing a win could provide a massive lift. Victory could open up a six-point gap between them and Brian Rice’s side.

St Mirren have plenty of fit bodies to face Hamilton. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Alternatively, a win for Hamilton could bring them level on points with tenth-place St Mirren. Goodwin is well aware of the game’s importance and he’s happy to have a largely fit squad for it.

The Buddies boss also knows how big a win could prove to be in the relegation scrap: “My squad is looking good. We’ve picked up no injuries from the weekend which is really pleasing.

“We’ve got 22 players training today so it’s the first time in a long time we’ve had as many training. Stephen McGinn we’re looking at another 3-4 weeks. Gary MacKenzie has got another slight knock so he’ll probably join in next Monday. Kyle Magennis is long-term.

Magennis is out for the foreseeable. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“I think it’s important in every window you come out looking stronger. I certainly think we’ve did that. In terms of the numbers we added, I couldn’t be any more satisfied.

“I’ve got six strikers now which I wasn’t planning for. Danny Mullen’s Dundee deal fell through at the last minute which is a huge positive for me as it gives me another good option to choose from.

“It won’t be hard to juggle but I’m always honest with the players. Nobody’s out of my plans, they just need to train properly and you never know, football’s a funny game. You’ve got to be ready to step in and that’s the message to the guys on the fringes.

“I think it’s the most significant game we’ve had for a long time. We’ve been doing alright but we’d love to turn some of those draws into wins. This particular game is a six-pointer.

Big game. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“There’s no need for me to remind the players how important this game is. It’s huge.”

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