St Mirren’s Joe Shaughnessy has warned his teammates that their memorable Betfred Cup win over Rangers will count for nothing if they lose to Livingston on Sunday.
The Saints defeated Rangers 3-2 in the quarter-final to set up a Hampden semi-final showdown with Livingston. However, Shaughnessy feels that the win over Rangers would be rendered pointless if Jim Goodwin’s team don’t progress to the cup final.
Need to make win count
Shaughnessy feels that the semi-final will be a close game, and Livingston will go into the match as favourites as they are currently on a lengthy unbeaten run.
“You want to have these chances to get to a final. Especially after our win in the quarter-final. You’ve really got to go and make that count now. There’s no point winning that game in the quarter-final and then bowing out in the semi-final stage. It’s a good opportunity for us. Really looking forward to it” he said.
“The form team”
“Going into the game Livi will be the favourites. They are the form team. They’ll be going into the game full of confidence. It’s probably two fairly similar teams, like you get a lot in this league, it’ll be a close game I’m sure” Shaughnessy continued.
The player also addressed the injury suffered by Jake Doyle-Hayes which could see him miss the semi-final. Doyle-Hayes suffered an injury in the weekend loss to St Johnstone. He could be out of action for at least a month.
“He’ll be a big miss if he is out. He’s been brilliant for us since he’s came in. If he is missing it’ll be a big miss” he said.