At the moment St Mirren currently sit in 11th place in the Scottish Premiership. They are level on points with bottom of the table Hamilton Accies, with only goal difference separating the teams.

Despite that league position, the Paisley side are in a good run of form. They are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions. That includes a Betfred Cup win over their next league opponents, Aberdeen.

That good run could be a reason why St Mirren striker Jon Obika feels that the team is playing with more confidence now.

“In our rhythm”

“That’s the goal. I fell from our games against Livingston and obviously in the cup against Aberdeen, the confidence flowing, and I feel are now in our rhythm. We’ll be looking to put more wins on the board” he said.

St Mirren v Broxburn Athletic - Scottish Cup

Jon Obika celebrates a goal (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Obika also reckons that the team having recovered from a Covid-19 outbreak earlier in the season is another reason for the upturn in performances from Jim Goodwin’s side.

Will want to make amends for missing chances

“The coronavirus, we took a big hit with that. But now you can see that everyone is healthy, and everyone is looking forward to the game on Saturday. It’s brought back more hunger in us definitely, you’ll be seeing that in the games to come” Obika said.

Jon Obika in action against Aberdeen

Jon Obika in action against Aberdeen (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The game against Aberdeen is an important one for the forward, who is looking to make amends after missing a few chances in the Betfred Cup tie against the Pittodrie club.

“I had that one in the first-half that I would normally tuck away. I’ll be hoping to score a few this weekend.”

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