St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin expects a tough test against Aberdeen this afternoon even though Derek McInnes’ side are currently on a poor run of form.

Indeed, Goodwin has disclosed that he spoke to his players to make sure that they don’t end up becoming the team that starts Aberdeen back on the winning trail.

Despite the midweek loss to Celtic, Goodwin still has confidence in his player’s abilities.

“We want to make amends”

“Of course we want to make amends for what happened in midweek (the 4-0 loss to Celtic), we are in a decent run of form. We’ve won a number of games recently, and played really well” he said.

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St Mirren take on Aberdeen this afternoon (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“The game prior to Celtic, we beat Kilmarnock 2-0, we were really comfortable and controlled that game for large periods. But we’re going up to Aberdeen, they are a decent team” Goodwin mused.

Hopes fringe players make most of opportunity

The St Mirren boss hopes that some injury problems will allow fringe players the chance to make the most of  rare starting opportunity.

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St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin and Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes are up in arms (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Derek (McInnes) has got his own injury concerns, much like ourselves. So I think both of us will probably be feeling sorry for ourselves a little bit that we are losing some important players, but at the same time it gives other guys in the squad an opportunity.

“You know, Aberdeen have got a fantastic squad, Derek’s recruitment in the summer was really, really good. I just said to the players again this morning, all good runs need to come to an end, and all bad runs need to come to an end at some point as well. We don’t want the poor run of form Aberdeen are on coming to an end against us” Goodwin concluded.

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