St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has opened up on the “strange” life of a football manager as he faces questions over his side’s form – just weeks after being the flavour of the month after guiding the Buddies to six games in a row without losing.

Goodwin’s side have now gone three without a win and the Irishman has confessed a “week is a long time in football” as he prepares to face St Johnstone tomorrow at McDiarmid Park.

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Despite results not going their way recently, Goodwin has been pleased with his side’s performances and thinks their only weakness recently has been putting the ball in the net – something they’ve been ‘working hard’ on in training this week.

“Look a week is a long time in football, especially when you’ve got three games,” the St Mirren boss said.

“Football is a strange game. Prior to Rangers, we were unbeaten in six, we’d won three in a row and everyone was flying.

“Now we’ve lost two of our last three and all of a sudden people are asking questions again.

“That’s the life of being a football manager. You’re two wins away from being a great manager and two away from a crisis.

 

“In terms of performance levels, although results didn’t go our way I thought we were excellent against Rangers and should have taken something from the game had it not been for giving away a penalty and a really stupid second goal.

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“Against Motherwell that’s as one-sided a game I’ve been involved in for a long time. To come away with a point away from home, you’d be happy with that most days.

“The most difficult thing in the game is to put the ball in the back of the net and that’s what we’ve been working hard on this week.”

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