Well, it’s St Mirren versus Motherwell, again. That’s how Buddies boss Jim Goodwin is feeling as he prepares for another Well match.

St Mirren make the short trip to Fir Park tomorrow for their second meeting with the Steelmen in a week. There’s another one coming too on Tuesday when the pair play out a Scottish Cup Fifth Round replay.

Jim Goodwin speaks to the press ahead of St Mirren’s match with Motherwell. (Photo by Ben Banks)

Add those to the two times St Mirren and Motherwell have faced off already this season, it’s fair to say they’re well accustomed to each other. But it’s an important game for Goodwin all the same.

With 11th and 12th placed Hamilton and Hearts playing each other, there’s a chance to put extra space between at least one of the teams in the Premiership’s relegation zone.

Goodwin’s got a rough idea of what to expect against Stephen Robinson’s side as he hopes for a bright Motherwell analysis meeting with his players next week.

Hoping for a good Well meeting. (Photo by Ben Banks)

“I think we’ll be sick of the sight of each other by the middle of next week,” said Goodwin. “Both sets of players and especially Stephen and me have a fair idea of what the other one is going to do.

“It’s purely on the day now I think. Even the analysis meeting we had this morning was groundhog day because we just did it a few days before. But we have just refreshed their memories to let them know what to expect.

“There’s always different things that you can do. You can change the formation, change the personnel. But we’ve got a set way of doing things, the players are quite comfortable doing it at the moment.

Ticking along. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Results haven’t been terrible as of late so I don’t feel the need to make wholesale changes. Hopefully Monday’s analysis meeting is a really positive one, talking about us playing well, scoring goals and picking up three points and hopefully going into Tuesday night feeling good about ourselves.”

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