St Mirren really need to start picking up points if they want to stay up in the Scottish Premiership.
Their task won’t be made any easier as a difficult run of fixtures begins with a match against in-form Motherwell on Wednesday night.
The Steelmen have won their last four league games, and will be confident of making it five wins in a row at St Mirren Park.
The Buddies can’t think about what Motherwell do though. They need to concentrate on themselves. A point would perhaps be a decent result in the circumstances.
Following the Scottish Cup tie against Dundee United on Saturday, St Mirren’s fixtures don’t get any easier.
They face away trips to Aberdeen and Hearts in successive weeks. That is then followed by a midweek match at home to Livingston.
There has to be a worry amongst Saints fans that after those four fixtures the team will be adrift at the bottom of the league.
They are still grimly hanging on at the moment, only a point behind Dundee and two points behind Hamilton.
But unless Oran Kearney’s side start to pick up points the gap could quickly pick up.
St Mirren have been bottom of the league for practically the entire season, so their predicament is no real shock.
If they want to survive though, points have to be picked up as soon as possible.