St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin predicts the Buddies are going to dish out a “doing” to someone soon – and the Irishman is hoping it comes tonight when his side host Ross County in the Scottish Premiership.
While Goodwin admits the Buddies have drawn too many games and failed to kill teams off, he sees the signs that his side are doing the right things and pointed to Ross County’s 5-0 drubbing of Dundee to back his belief up.
Goodwin’s side sit seventh in the Premiership currently and have ambitions of making the top six this season and, despite failing to win games, he insists he isn’t too concerned.
“I genuinely feel that someone is going to get a doing from us at some point,” Goodwin said.
“I saw Ross County hammering Dundee 5-0 two or three weeks ago and I believe that someone is going to be on the tail end of one of them from us and the sooner the better. Tonight, hopefully.
“However, I’d be more concerned if we weren’t playing well and creating chances.
“I’d be asking serious questions of the players and myself.
“You want to absolutely open the gap above the bottom teams but more importantly we want to close the one on the teams above us.”
After seven draws from 15 league games, the Buddies really need to start killing teams off sooner rather than later.
There probably is a drubbing heading someone’s way soon if the Buddies can click in front of goal but it’s a similar problem that’s haunted Goodwin’s side for a while.
Missing out on the top six last season by the narrowest of margins pointed to St Mirren badly needing someone who can score consistently and six months on, it’s the same story for the Paisley side.
With the transfer window a month away, Goodwin needs to fix the one area of the park that is really holding his team back from being a bonafide challenger for the top six and a place in Europe.
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