“Having gone one goal up against St Johnstone we felt we should have capitalised on that and really kicked on from there.
“Credit to St Johnstone to a certain degree but I think we contributed to our own downfall, in terms of allowing them to come onto us and getting a foothold in the game.
“Even if we are not going to put the game to bed and get two or three goals, which we could have done, we have to be strong enough as a defensive unit to grind out a 1-0 win.
“We didn’t do that, and we need to address that. We are looking forward to Saturday and trying to put that right.
“St Mirren will have a desire to win the game, so we need to make sure that we are at it on Saturday.
“It is exciting times for the football club. From a player’s point of view, you see it, you read about it, you hear a few bits and pieces.
“Our immediate job doesn’t change; our focus has to be on Saturday.
“The players won’t be distracted with what has happened off the field this week.
“It is a positive thing for the club. It is great for everyone involved in the club that we have got a new and enthusiastic chairman.
“As a player our focus has to be solely on Saturday and winning the game.
“I have always felt since I have been here that the club is going in the right direction. Everyone seems to be working in the right direction.
“We have now got this new facility which is evidence of that unity that the club has got.
“Hopefully anyone looking from the outside can see that everyone is pulling in the right direction and trying to build the club to become bigger and better.
“Our jobs are on the pitch are to put in the performances that deliver three points.
“If all of the other stuff off the pitch can help us to do that then great but we need to make sure we are focused on the matches rather than get too wrapped up in what goes on off the field.
“The more games the better for me, you get around seven or eight games at this time of year.
“I love playing over Christmas. It’s a great time for the fans, you get good attendances, you get good atmospheres, we are really looking forward to it.
“We want to start with a win on Saturday to kickstart us into December.
“In my previous seasons here, December has been good to us and hopefully this one can be as well.”
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