It has to be said that the Premiership duo of St Johnstone and St Mirren have not had the best start to the season.

St Johnstone are out of the Betfred Cup after a 2-1 home defeat to Ross County. Meanwhile, St Mirren were held to a goalless draw by Lowland League side East Kilbride in the same tournament.

Obviously, both teams would like to have improved on their starts to the season. However, there is no need for either side to panic yet.

Dominated large parts of the game

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St Johnstone actually dominated large parts of the game against Ross County. Only bad finishing let them down.

That could be remedied by the arrival of Stevie May, who is reportedly set to return to the club after leaving Aberdeen.

As for St Mirren, the result against East Kilbride could serve as a wake-up call for his players. Indeed, he has said, as reported by the BBC, that it will only make him more urgent when it comes to signing players.

Has time to get players in before league campaign

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He still has time to get players in before the start of the season. It might not have been the best start to the season for either of the Premiership’s Saints.

But there is no need to panic yet. Technically it is still pre-season, the league hasn’t even started. If both teams are still struggling in six weeks, then it will be time for concern. But not now.

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