St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin was left raging over his side’s wastefulness in front of goal as they dropped two points to Ross County last night as they passed up a glut of chances to break the deadlock and pick up the three points.

The Buddies were dominant against Ross County but couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net, recording their eighth draw from sixteen league games so far this season.

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Goodwin praised his side for their overall performance but insists that he can’t keep repeating the same things over and over as St Mirren’s long-standing problem in front of goal returns to haunt them again.

“I don’t think there will be a team in the league tonight that have had more attempts on goal than we had,” Goodwin said.

“Of the 25 or so shots, nine or 10 of those are on target. You could give credit to the opposition and say the goalkeeper has made a couple of decent saves and the defenders have made some good blocks.

“But if you don’t put the ball in the back of the net, it’s very simple, you don’t win games of football.

“We have had eight draws out of 16 games and of those eight I can think of four off the top of my head which we should have won comfortably. I can’t keep saying the same thing time and time again.

“I give credit to the players. The first half was terrible, a really poor spectacle from both teams. The second half I thought we were excellent and so on top.

“County did look a threat in the last 10 minutes on the break because of the amount of bodies we were committing forward. But it’s a far better point for Ross County than us because we should have been out of sight.”

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