Jim Goodwin is confident that his St Mirren side can hit form again after another defeat on Saturday.

For the fifth game in succession, the Buddies suffered a loss. A goal this time from in-form Kilmarnock striker Nicke Kabamba in the first half secured a 1-0 Killie win in Paisley, sending their hosts to the foot of the table.

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Goodwin’s side los. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

St Mirren started the season well with two wins from three but haven’t registered a win now in six. They have not been helped with issues like positive COVID-19 tests, injuries and suspensions, but that won’t ease the frustration with this run.

Goodwin was left to rue his side’s inability to deal with crosses into the box again, although he’s sure his side have got what it take to turn things around.

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“The first half, Kilmarnock were the better team, we sat off them too much, we didn’t get close enough to them, albeit that’s not where the goal comes from,” said Goodwin.

“We were weak in the middle of the park and then we get done by a one-two and don’t defend the cross well enough. That’s been an issue in the past five or six weeks, when balls come into our box we haven’t been able to defend them well enough.

“The second half I thought we were the better team and in Kilmarnock’s half for the majority of the half. But we lacked a little bit of cutting edge in the final third.

“We got into some good areas but didn’t put enough good balls in to give our strikers something to go and attack. The odd half-chance we did have unfortunately didn’t fall kindly for us.

“It’s another defeat and it’s really disappointing this run that we are on after such a bright start to the season. But I have every confidence that we can turn this around.”

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