Jim Goodwin has recognised how big his team’s midweek Betfred Cup win over Rangers was, but now he wants his players to move on from that win and concentrate once more on league business.
St Mirren’s 3-2 win over Rangers booked a semi-final place against Livingston next month. But in the meantime, the Saints need to focus on the Premiership, beginning with the game against St Johnstone this afternoon.
Goodwin determined to get players focused
It could be easy for the players to get carried away after such a monumental win. However, Goodwin is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen.
“It’s important to enjoy the moment, but not to get carried away with it. It’s really important now that we can switch back on to league business. Which is the most important thing for us really. We want to get in the habit of going far in cup competitions. But the league remains our bread and butter, and the importance of Saturday’s game is huge” he said.
Entire club received boost
Even though Goodwin wants to move on from the win, he did admit that the entire club got a boost from the victory. Even the catering staff were thrilled, for example.
“It’s given everybody a huge lift. Obviously on the playing side of things, the players and the coaching staff, it’s given us a fantastic lift. But a result like Wednesday, when you come back into the stadium on Thursday, it gives all the office staff, the catering staff, everybody is buzzing because of such a great performance. Everybody is looking forward to the semi-final” he admitted.