St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin, who recently signed a new long-term deal with the club, has disclosed that he was proud of the way the club conduct itself during their appeal to the SFA over the punishment the club received for breaching Covid-19 regulations.
Originally the club were handed 3-0 defeats against Hamilton and Motherwell as they were unable to fulfil the fixtures due to a Covid-19 outbreak. However, the club appealed the decision and won. The games are to take played. St Mirren take on Hamilton tomorrow night, in fact.
Goodwin was proud of the way the club responded to the verdict.
“A lot to deal with”
“We’ve done some really positive things this year, in some really difficult circumstances. We’ve had a lot to deal with” he said.
“Obviously with the whole Covid-19 situation, got dragged over the coals regarding the whole appeal process. I think even that, in itself, was a really good positive statement from the club. Once again, that made me proud to be a part of the club.
“A really good case”
“We didn’t just lie down and accept what the SPFL and SFA were throwing at us. We put a really good case together, and fought strong and hard, to get some justice” Goodwin continued.
“I think the board of directors and everybody connected at the club deserves a big pat on the back for being able to do that.
“I’m led to believe it’s the first time the SPFL have lost a case like that. So there’s another little bit of history for us, this year” the Saints boss concluded.