There are a couple of Celtic signings St Mirren must be wary of – but Jim Goodwin says it’s down to St Mirren to do the basics right too.

The Buddies manager will take his side into the rearranged match with Celtic off the back of a disastrous week tomorrow night. The club were hit with two positive COVID-19 tests, wiping out their whole goalkeeping department before Saturday’s game with Hibs.

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Zlamal was drafted in. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Zdenek Zlamal was drafted in on loan from Hearts for the 3-0 defeat and he’ll start against Celtic tomorrow. It’ll be a tough ask for the Paisley Saints tomorrow, but Goodwin knows what he’s up against.

Two Celtic signings in particular will be watched by Goodwin as he hopes St Mirren can do the simple things effectively: “They’ve been on a great run for the last number of years.

“They’re obviously going to try and make history and are coming into this game off the back of a really good performance up at Ross County.

“Neil Lennon has definitely strengthened with the signings he’s made in the last few weeks. I think Shane Duffy coming in is a terrific signing, an Irish international still at a great age with really good experience down in England.

“I think he can be a big, big player for them and added to that, (Albian) Ajeti and (Odsonne) Edouard looked really good at the weekend as well. I think once they get him (Ajeti) up to speed, along with Edouard then they’ve got a really good striking partnership.

“We know what to expect, we know how difficult it’s going to be but we have got to go into it with belief that if we stick to the game plan and we do things properly and do the basics well then we give ourselves a chance of getting a good result.”

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