St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has seen his side go on a five match unbeaten run in all competitions ahead of the game against Aberdeen this weekend.

The run has seen the Paisley side reach the last eight of the Betfred Cup, and also pick up four valuable points in the league.

Pleased with trio of youngsters

Goodwin has been pleased with the role played by some of St Mirren’s youngsters during that run. In particular, he has been pleased with the performances of Cammy MacPherson, who is 21-years-old, 19-year-old Ethan Erhahon and the 21-year-old Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Jake Doyle-Hayes celebrates his goal against Livingston

Jake Doyle-Hayes celebrates his goal against Livingston (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“The young lads in particular have been outstanding. I think Jake Doyle-Hayes, coming into the middle of the park, 21-year-old, but he’s got such a maturity about him. He reads the game really well, he’s really brave on the ball, can take in tight areas.”

Also impressed with recent match-winner

Goodwin has also been impressed with the slightly older Jamie McGrath’s performances. It was McGrath who scored the winning goal in the recent victory over Aberdeen.

Ethan Erhahon in action for St Mirren

Ethan Erhahon in action for St Mirren (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“Cammy MacPherson’s the same, Erhahon is the same. Jamie McGrath is still young at 24, but he’s almost the experienced player in there now with them.”

The St Mirren boss is going to continue giving young players a chance whenever he can, he feels that it is an important part of the job.

“It’s something that I’m really big on as a manager, from my own point of view as a coach I love giving young players the opportunity, I’ve done that from my days at Alloa and I’ll continue to do that here.”

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