St Mirren head into this afternoon’s game against Rangers in an excellent run of form. The Paisley side have only lost one game in 90 minutes since October. The good run included a memorable 3-2 win over Rangers in the Betfred Cup.

Conor McCarthy, who scored the winning goal against the Ibrox side, is not surprised that the team has performed so well since October. He feels that the squad always had it in them to go on such a run.

“Always had great lads”

“We’ve always had great lads in the dressing room. We knew it was only a matter of time before we clicked. Obviously it’s been well documented the problems we’ve had with Covid related issues and what not.

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Conor McCarthy in action for St Mirren (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“So for it just to change overnight, I don’t think so. At the beginning of pre-season we knew we had a core group of players that could be successful this season” he said.

Manager has told players how they can repeat victory

McCarthy then identified what St Mirren must do if they are to repeat the victory over Rangers. He knows that it won’t be easy to end the Ibrox side’s unbeaten league run. The player disclosed what manager Jim Goodwin has told the players ahead of the match.

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Conor McCarthy celebrates scoring his winning goal against Rangers (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“We have to show the same level of effort that we did in the cup game. We just have to match their hard work, we are under no illusions about how difficult a task it is going to be to beat them again. The manager has been saying, we just need to work hard and do what we are good at.”

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