St Mirren are currently on an excellent run of form. It has taken them clear of the Premiership relegation zone, and into the semi-finals of the Betfred Cup.

Manager Jim Goodwin feels that one reason for the good run, which continued most recently in the 3-2 win over St Johnstone, is down to the hard work that the team does at St Mirren’s training ground.

Goodwin is pleased to see the hard work pay off. He has disclosed that it is no fluke that the Saints are currently on a good run.

“Make the players you have get better”

“The ultimate role for any manager is to make the players you have get better. I think the top coaches and top managers do that. You need to get a lot right in order for that to happen. Your recruitment needs to be done properly. And obviously on the training ground” he said.

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St Mirren Manager Jim Goodwin (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It’s all about the work you do on the training pitch for me. The outcome of what you do on the training pitch is seen on a match day. Things don’t happen by fluke. It’s got to be continuous hard work on the training ground.”

Repetition has been key

Goodwin feels that repetition has been key to the work on the training ground, and that is being shown during the good run of form.

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St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin celebrates the win over St Johnstone (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Repetition, not mixed messages, the same messages week after week, and now I can see that constant progression not just in players, but in the group.”

St Mirren have a chance to continue their good run of form when they take on Hibernian this evening.

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