St Mirren’s Joe Shaughnessy has admitted that he is pleased to see that his fellow Irishmen have been at the heart of the Paisley club’s recent revival.

The likes of Jamie McGrath, Jake Doyle-Hayes and Dylan Connolly have all played a part in helping Jim Goodwin’s side move four points clear of relegation and reach the semi-final of the Betfred Cup. The defender is happy to see his countrymen make such an impact this season.

“A lot of the success”

“The lads are all doing well. Jamie and Jake in the middle are doing brilliantly, a lot of the success has come from that. Dylan’s come in, and he’s causing full-backs all kinds of problems. Me and Conor (McCarthy) are starting to build up a decent relationship alongside each other. It is good to see” he said.

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Dylan Connelly and Joe Aribo in action for St Mirren (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The 28-year-old also feels that St Mirren’s recent success is also down to the fact that the club’s injury issues have cleared up recently.

“We all stuck together, We all have confidence in each other’s abilities, we know we are able to play. We’ve got a full squad to pick from, and we’re not being hampered by injuries or suspensions, we’ve got a whole squad together, and it’s showing in the performances” he said.

Disappointed with red cards

The player did admit though that he has been disappointed with one aspect of his performances this season. That is, his discipline. The player has been sent-off twice this season. However, he won’t let that distract from St Mirren’s good run.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 14: St Mirren’s Joe Shaughnessy is sent-off against Queen’s Park (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I’ve been disappointed with my discipline for those two red cards. I should have enough experience to not really be doing that. It’s disappointing on that side of things. At the same time I’m enjoying being part of the team. When results are going well it’s a good place to be” he said.

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