St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin wants his team to stop conceding cheap goals as they bid to clinch a place in the top six of the Scottish Premiership.

The Saints take on Motherwell this evening a point ahead of Dundee United and with a game in hand in the battle for a top six place.

However, the Paisley side could have had a much bigger lead in the battle for the top six if they had turned some recent draws into wins. One aspect of the recent games that has irked the St Mirren boss is the nature of the goals that his team have given away in recent weeks.

“Really cheap”

“A disappointing thing for me recently, when I look back at the goals we’ve conceded. A lot of them have been really cheap goals from our point of view” he said.

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St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin gives instructions (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Goodwin feels that the Saints can particularly improve when it comes to defending at corner kicks.

We can do better”

“Against Livingston, an own goal. Against Hamilton, another own goal, deflected shot call it what you want. Conceded a couple of poor goals from corners. There’s things that we can do better in terms of the corner situation” Goodwin stated.

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St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin encourages his players (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Overall though, the St Mirren manager seems pleased with how things have gone this season. He seems particularly pleased with how his players have been committed to the St Mirren cause this season.

“That’s the way it goes, ups and downs. But I couldn’t be happier with the commitment and what the players are giving me at the moment” Goodwin concluded.

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