On the face of it, St Mirren’s recent results have been good. The team is on a run of eight games unbeaten in all competitions.
In those eight games the Paisley side have scored 12 goals. However, six of those goals were scored in two games. St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin feels that not scoring goals has caused his team to drop points during the unbeaten run.
Goodwin wants his players to take their chances when they are dominating games. Indeed, he feels that was a problem in the recent game against Aberdeen, when St Mirren had a one-goal lead but were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw and in the game when his team were held to a goalless draw by Dundee United in November.
“We do feel that we’ve not killed teams off in recent weeks. I think back to the Dundee United game here when we drew nil-nil, dominated the game and had plenty of opportunities to take all three point” he said.
“The game on Saturday, against Aberdeen, we’ve completely dominated that one, and then unfortunately we dropped two points again. So we should definitely be four points better off from those two particular league games, albeit against very good opposition.”
Despite those dropped points, Goodwin feels that St Mirren are playing well, and he wants that to continue when St Mirren take on Motherwell on Saturday.
“We just want to carry on this good form that we’re in. Not only are we on this unbeaten run, but we’re actually playing some really good football of late as well. We just want to try and maintain that level of consistency. That’s something we’ve been trying to drill into the players.”