St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin heaped praise on his side for leaving their Betfred Cup semi-final defeat behind to win Dundee United 5-1.
lost 1-0 toLivingston
at Hampden in the Betfred Cup semi-final but they put the disappointment behind by thrashingDundee United
header and two
penalties in the first half gave Dundee United a mountain to climb as St Mirren picked up all three points at Tannadice.
strike reduced the gap for the United but Saints subs
added another two goals to seal a victory for the away side.
: “It would have been very easy for the players to feel sorry for themselves after Sunday. But credit to them for a great reaction.
“I think the scoreline flattered us a bit but the first goal was massive – and it was a great set-play.
“I don’t think we had anything to prove after Sunday. It was a sickener, there’s no getting away from it. But we refocused and got right back at it in the league.
“I’m just really pleased for the players and staff because Sunday was so hard to accept. We’ve hopefully given the fans a few goals to cheer at home, as well.”