Jim Goodwin says he is gutted for St Mirren midfielder Ryan Flynn after a potentially season-limiting blow in the weekend’s match with Motherwell.

Despite dominating for large spells in the game, St Mirren lost 1-0 at Fir Park as they slipped to eighth in the Scottish Premiership. But they also lost Flynn to injury, who having already struggled with fitness this season, may miss most of what’s left of this term through injury.

The St Mirren midfielder was injured at the weekend.  (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Buddies boss Goodwin said: “I’m scratching my head a little bit trying to work out how we’ve lost that game. I thought for the majority of it the players were excellent. They’ve completely dominated the game in terms of possession – we must have had about 70 per cent of the ball.

“It’s probably the best we’ve played for a number of weeks in terms of building the game and we looked really tidy on the ball. But the afternoon sums up our season in terms of not being able to kill teams off.

“Flynny has been out of the team for a long time and sometimes that happens. The body isn’t used to that intensity. He’s overstretched for a ball and his hamstring has gone. So that will be two to three weeks. I thought he was having a really good game as well. It’s a bitter blow for Ryan after waiting so patiently to get into the team.”

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