Jim Goodwin has issued praise for his two new St Mirren centre-backs in Norwich City loanee Akin Famewo and Conor McCarthy after the 0-0 draw with Aberdeen.

Whilst big chances were few and far between in Paisley, the back four did well enough to keep Aberdeen out. Jonatahan Obika had one big chance for the Buddies but his effort crashed off the post.

McCarthy impressed. (Photo By Ben McShane/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

In defence, Famewo and McCarthy were solid. Canaries loanee Famewo made a block from Niall McGinn’s goal-bound shot in the first half whilst McCarthy looked calm and composed at all times. He arrived from Cork City earlier this month.

Goodwin was extremely pleased with both their efforts against the Dons: “We knew we were going to have to go and compete with a lot of long balls up to Sam Cosgrove.

“I thought my two young centre-backs were outstanding against him. That’s as quiet a game I’ve seen Cosgrove have in a long time so they deserve great credit for that.

“I’ve got to pleased with a clean sheet. I’ve got to be pleased with how we stood up to the physicality of Aberdeen. Set-plays are a big thing for them and we’re not blessed with the greatest amount of height anyway.

Norwich man Famewo has been praised by Goodwin. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

“I suppose overall a point against a team who have been second or third in the Premiership over the last six years has got to be a plus for us.”

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