St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has been left lamenting what could have been after the Buddies had goals disallowed in each of their last three games and the Irishman hopes his side will see their luck change this weekend when they face Hibs at Easter Road tomorrow.

The Buddies sit tenth in the table and are still looking for their first win of the season but Goodwin isn’t too worried despite his side struggling to get points on the board in their opening five games.

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Goodwin is confident that the Buddies’ luck will change soon (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

While a trip to face high-flying Hibs is one that the Paisley side are unlikely to pick up three points from, Goodwin is full of optimism and is hopeful his side can cause an upset to kickstart their season.

“Things could be so different,” the St Mirren boss confessed.

“I’m pretty sure every manager out there could say they should have a few more points on the board. I believe we certainly should have.

“The frustration for me is that we’ve had the ball in the back of the net in each of the last three games and all of them have been disallowed for one reason or another.

“We could be sitting on seven points but unfortunately we are going into this one off the back of two 0-0s. The positives are that we’ve had two good clean sheets and I felt we played really well in the second half against Dundee United.

 

“I think we are fifth in the league in terms of chances, shots and goal attempts and all that kind of stuff. There’s no getting away from the fact that we have hit the target on the least amount of occasions than any other team in the league and we can’t deny it. We need to be a bit more clinical and a bit more ruthless.

“I am confident it will turn. We’re creating good chances and I think we are getting in some good areas. We just need to keep doing the right things and eventually things will fall for us.

“We’ve not carried a great deal of luck in the opening five games, but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We have to go into the Hibs game full of optimism and be positive about it and give ourselves the best chance of going there and causing an upset.”

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