Jim Goodwin says it’s another case of Groundhog Day as St Mirren prepare once more for a test against Motherwell.

The Buddies face the Steelmen at Fir Park tonight for a place in the Scottish Cup quarter finals. It comes after a 1-1 draw in the initial Fifth Round tie ten days ago and the postponement of the pair’s league meeting at the weekend.

Motherwell and St Mirren will face off under the Fir Park lights tonight.

Motherwell and St Mirren will face off under the Fir Park lights tonight. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It’s fair to say that both sides have a fair idea of what the other is going to do. Plenty of time and effort has gone into preparing for multiple fixtures against each other.

A postponement of Saturday’s game was the right call according to Goodwin as he says that there won’t be any real surprises this evening.

“We had prepared for the game and the boys were on the bus in Paisley waiting to depart for Motherwell,” said Goodwin. “We got the phone call at 12:30 to say it was going to be off.

A late call for Goodwin. (Photo by Ben Banks)

“I wasn’t too despondent to be honest. I spoke to Stephen Robinson, I think they were quite happy as well as they have one or two injuries. But from our point of view, we’ve had a lot of games.

“The weekend off didn’t bother me to be honest. We had one or two with little niggles so the fact we’ve had the extra few days to allow them to recover means we’ve got a clean bill of health apart from the obvious, serious ones that are out.

“It’s just where we are in the world, you always run the risk with the weather. I think the right decision was made on Saturday with the way the pitch was. Our preparation hasn’t changed much.

“It’s the exact same. The meeting from Friday hasn’t changed from the meeting today.”

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