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Jak Alnwick backs Buddies to put 2020 horror behind them

Sat 02 January 2021 | 10:36

St Mirren goal keeper is optimistic about the 2021 as he looks ahead to the end of COVID-19 crisis.

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone including football players who have been playing under special circumstances and guidelines while being forced to play without the attendance of their fans. However,

St Mirren

has something to be happy about in 2020 and that is eliminating

Rangers

from the Betfred cup’s quarter-finals. The team is currently in seventh place of the league table with 21 points from 18 matches and can imagine a top-half finish in the Scottish Premiership. Ahead of their Saturday match against

Kilmarnock

,

Jak Alnwick

has backed his team to start a successful run in 2021. 

“For everyone, 2020 has been a difficult year. There is no getting away from that.

“But we are privileged to have our jobs. There are people who have lost jobs and lost family members. For us to come out and play football every day is a privilege.

“We look forward to coming into training every day and look forward to playing in games.

“Hopefully in 2021 we can get fans back when it is safe to do so.

“For the club, we are in the semi-final of a major competition and in a good position to kick on in the league.

“We are not going to look behind us and think we have done brilliantly up to now. There is no good doing that and then not winning a game from now to the end of the season.

“We have to kick on and hopefully we can.”

Alnwick believes that his team are able to gain confidence from their performance against Rangers.

“We got a good win at Ross County after we last lost a match,”

he said.

“We put in a decent enough performance against Rangers o

Wednesday. We lost two sloppy goals but apart from that they didn’t hurt us that much.

“Considering what they have done to a lot of teams this season I thought we coped quite well.

“Early in the season, we got battered by Rangers. There’s no getting away from that.

“In the cup game we ended up being the better side and winning the game. On Wednesday, there was a deflection and a mistake by Joe Shaughnessy – which will happen for all of us this season.

“Take them out and I don’t think there was a lot in the game. I don’t think we did enough to win it, but you look at how well Rangers have done in Europe – tearing apart some teams with massive budgets. We have to take heart from how we have done in playing them twice in quick succession.”


source: SportMob

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