St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin was left with mixed emotions after a 0-0 draw with Dundee United, handing debuts to Matt Millar and Wolves loanee Connor Ronan.

Saints have picked up a point in three of their opening five matches with two defeats and their stalemate with United was the latest result. Millar made his debut following his move from Newcastle Jets while Ronan started for the first time since his move to Paisley. The Wolves loanee impressed with his technical ability in the middle of the park.

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The Wolves loanee impressed on his first start. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA)

Goodwin was pleased with another clean sheet and felt it was a good day’s work, pleased with the efforts of 16-year-old Dylan Reid, who made his first start: “I’m a little frustrated, but I’ve got to be happy with another clean sheet – that’s two back-to-back against good opposition [St Johnstone and Dundee United].

“People may look at the result and see a boring 0-0 but I don’t think for the fans here it was that way. I thought it was a decent game with two attacking teams. I thought Dylan was excellent. We knew what we were going to get off him Technically he is one of the best in the group and I thought we saw a really good performance from him.”

Dundee United head coach Thomas Courts added: “We certainly created a lot of good chances and had some good combination play. We inherited a team that didn’t create a lot of chances last year so it’s a bit of a breakthrough for us. Hopefully the killer instinct is the next part for our team.”

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