St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin insists the Buddies’ recent dip in form isn’t good enough given the quality of squad he has in Paisley and the Irishman is confident his players will turn things around soon.

With just one win in their last nine Premiership games, some Buddies fans have called for a change in tactics but Goodwin is sticking to his guns and continuing to do what he has.

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The St Mirren boss is confident things will change soon (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After drawing half of their games so far in the league this season, the St Mirren boss doesn’t think there needs to be any drastic changes as he looks for that “finishing touch” to help fire his side into the top six.

“Our ambitions haven’t changed. There has been a dip in form and it’s not good enough for the squad that I’ve built,” Goodwin said.

“I believe we should be higher up the table and I believe the majority of the performances this season deserve to have more points on the table. If you keep doing the right things and do things in the right manner we’ll claw our way back up to that top six.

“One performance in Aberdeen shouldn’t make us rip up what we’ve been doing on the back of one result. If our fans want results and performances and see us climb up the table, I think we’re getting into the right areas and going about it the right way.

“We’re creating chances and I’m a firm believer if we can add that finishing touch then we’ll be fine. It’s not a case of us ripping up everything we’ve worked on in pre-season and over the last few months to start something completely different.

“I trust what we’re doing is the right thing to do. We’re working ever so hard behind the scenes and the players are giving everything.

“They’re as desperate as the supporters are to turn things around. I believe that will happen.”

Goodwin’s side face managerless Hibs this afternoon and the Buddies will be in an excellent position to take three points against a side struggling even more than St Mirren lately.

A win would see St Mirren leapfrog Hibs in the Premiership table and take seventh place – potentially four behind Aberdeen in sixth by the end of the weekend.

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