St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has disclosed that he is not going to change how he approaches the Betfred Cup semi-final in comparison to the earlier rounds in the competitions.

The Saints face Livingston on Sunday at Hampden Park, looking to reach a first League Cup Final since 2013. On the way to the semi, Goodwin’s side have picked up impressive wins over Aberdeen and Rangers in the earlier rounds of the tournament.

Goodwin says that his team went into those games with belief, and that mindset isn’t going to change against Livingston.

“Won’t be any different”

“The approach and the mindset going into it won’t be any different. We believed, when we played against Aberdeen and Rangers that we were capable of winning, and this one will be no different” he said.

St. Mirren v Rangers - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

St Mirren Manager Jim Goodwin is 90 minutes away from a cup final (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Livingston are on a great run of form, they are unbeaten in their last 10 games. But our own form is not too bad either. We’ve only lost three games in the last 17” Goodwin pointed out.

Goodwin accepts that St Mirren’s performance levels have been a slight concern recently. However, he doesn’t expect that to be an issue at Hampden Park on Sunday.

“It doesn’t concern me”

“We’ve took a little bit of dip in from in terms of the last three or four performances. We would have liked to have played a little bit better in the most recent games. But it doesn’t concern me going into this particular game.

St MIrren's Jake Doyle-Hayes scores the winning goal vs Livingston

St Mirren beat Livingston 1-0 in November (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I know what to expect from Livingston. They’re a really, hard-working honest group of players who give their manager absolutely everything. For us to have any joy on Sunday, we’ll have to match that effort and that work rate” he concluded.

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