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Goodwin prepares for Betfred Cup clash following injury crisis

Sun 17 January 2021 | 11:49

The Mirren boss will have to prepare for their upcoming match with Livingston following their recent defeat to St. Johnstone.

St. Mirren

manager,

Jim Goodwin

, faces a major challenge following their defeat to

St. Johnstone

as they prepare to meet their next opponent,

Livingston

, in the

Betfred Cup

competition. Among Goodwin’s players, who are expected to miss Livingston clash, are

Jake Doyle-Hayes

and Collin Quaner.

Goodwin talked about their defeat, saying:

“The referee’s decisions were really costly but we didn’t play as well as we would have liked.”

“It looks like a little bit of medial (ligament) damage with Collin but I don’t think it is anything too severe. But we do have a concern over Jake. It looks as if he has pulled a muscle in his thigh.”

“That could be a four to six weeks job, which is a real blow because he has been a big player for us. But we aren’t going to be too downhearted.”

“We lost to a good side. But you rely on referees to get the big decisions right and unfortunately that hasn’t happened.”

“We have a big week now to prepare for what is a huge game for the club, a semi-final with Livingston at Hampden on Sunday.”

While criticizing the referees’ decisions, Goodwin added:

“We won’t allow ourselves to feel sorry for ourselves. Hopefully we can give a better account of ourselves on Sunday.”

St. Johnstone coach,

Davidson

, who was not pleased with his men’s performance despite their three-point win, said:

“It’s probably the worst we have played.”

“But we defended really well and never allowed St Mirren to get into our box. That was the pleasing aspect.”


source: SportMob