St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has admitted his frustration at the international break coming just as his side hit a run of winning form – and the Buddies manager insists they’ll be “more than ready” for Ross County when the domestic action resumes.

While the Paisley side are unbeaten in five, the first three of those were all draws and Goodwin would rather try to keep the momentum rolling rather than have an enforced break this weeked due to the internationals.

After struggling to pick up wins in the opening weeks of the season, St Mirren picked up back-to-back wins, including an impressive 1-0 victory away to Livingston, and the Irishman would have preferred to see his side in action this weekend, saying: “We definitely would have preferred to have had a game this weekend.

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“You always want to try and keep that momentum going and try to keep things ticking along.


“The international break is possibly coming at the wrong time for us. Thankfully, at the same time, at least it’s nice to go into it on the back of two very good victories against very difficult opposition.

“Most teams coming to play Livingston will take a 1-0 win there all day long. You saw what they did to Celtic not long ago.

“We’ve had a really light week off the back of that win. The boys have had a few days off to allow them to re-energise and recuperate. We’ll be more than ready to get back into it against Ross County, which will be another really difficult game against another tough team.”

St. Mirren travel to Dingwall next Saturday then welcome Rangers to SMISA Stadium on October 24 and Goodwin’s side will be hoping they can extend their run of form and climb up the table and into the top six.

The Buddies have quietly gone about things this season and could well end up being in the mix for a top six place after coming so close last term.

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