St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin will assess his own decisions despite a 2-1 Scottish Cup fourth round win over Inverness CT.
The Buddies left it late against Scottish Championship opposition but Marcus Fraser’s 88th minute goal has sent St Mirren into the quarter-final for an all-Premiership affair with Kilmarnock. While ‘delighted’ with progression, Goodwin says he needs to assess some of the decisions he made in the game.
He explained: “We definitely left it late, there’s no doubt about that. We hit the woodwork a couple of times as well. It could have been a game that finished 5-4 in the end – but I’m delighted that we’re on the right side of the result.
“We didn’t underestimate Inverness. We showed them the utmost respect. They’re a good side and I’ve watched them a few times. And I thought they were excellent on the night. But it’s another quarter-final to look forward to. We want to be consistently going far in cup competitions and we’re doing that now.
“We’ve given ourselves a great chance of getting back to Hampden which is the most important thing. If we go all the way nobody will care too much about this performance. It was frustrating, we didn’t do the basics well enough. We didn’t get close to people and got aggressive and Inverness did that better on too many occasions. Give them credit.
“They were excellent and worked Jak Alnwick far too many times for my liking. If it wasn’t for Jak, Inverness would probably be in the next round. There’s plenty for me to look at as it’s not just the players. I have to take responsibility for the decisions I made and learn from it.”
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