St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin feels that the Paisley side’s last meeting with Aberdeen has provided the catalyst for the current unbeaten run that his team are on.

The Saints are set to take on Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup on Saturday evening, on an unbeaten run of six games in all competitions. Their last defeat came against Aberdeen in October, when a last-minute Lewis Ferguson goal secured a 2-1 win.

Impact was positive

However, Goodwin believes that last-minute heartbreak has had a positive impact on St Mirren and how they have approached games since then.

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Jim Goodwin seems pleased with recent St Mirren performances (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I feel as if that performance in particular was kind of the catalyst for what we’ve seen recently in terms of the way that we’ve approached games now. We’ve not been cautious, we’ve not sat off teams” Goodwin said.

“That particular game up at Pittodrie, the Dundee United game at home and the last game against Livingston.  Those three games in particular are really good ones from our point of view in how we went about things, and hopefully we get another similar performance on Saturday” he concluded.

Should have confidence for game

Aberdeen will probably be favourites for the game, but that shouldn’t stop St Mirren from having confidence ahead of the fixture. Being unbeaten in six games is a good run of form.

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St Mirren take on Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup on Saturday (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Some of those games might have been in the Betfred Cup, but the results will still give confidence to Jim Goodwin’s side. They should approach the game against Aberdeen without any trepidation.

Only time will tell if St Mirren make it seven games in a row without defeat, but they seem to be in a good place at the moment.

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