St Mirren v Hibernian: Match Preview

Hibernian will be looking to avoid an upset this Sunday as they travel to St Mirren park in a bottom of the table clash.

Neil Lennon’s side have failed to win in their last five league games and will be looking to turn things around this weekend in pursuit of closing the gap on the top 6. The Hibees currently sit in 8th place, 7 points behind local rivals Hearts who sit comfortably in 6th.

St Mirren will be trying to push themselves off the bottom of the table this weekend after winning just one of their last five games in the league. They sit just one point behind Dundee and will be looking to bounce back from their 4-0 defeat at Celtic park midweek.

St Mirren manager, Owen Kearney, has expressed how he has not started to feel the fear of the drop just yet and insists the recent run of fixtures have not been kind to his team. Despite a tight contest with Dundee at the bottom of the table, Kearney is adamant he is not focused on the results of other teams and remains determined to improve St Mirren poor run of form.

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St Mirren Stadium. (Photo credit: FraggleRock52 on Wikipedia)

Hibs can take confidence from their previous encounter with St Mirren on away ground where they prevailed with a 1-0 victory. However, the buddies managed to hold out for a 2-2 draw when the two sides met at Easter road in December and believe they can do better on home soil.

Lennon claims his team’s poor run of results has been down to losing several players since the summer.

He said: “We’ve lost a lot of quality players in the last 6 months from July, there’s no denying that. But it’s an opportunity for the players that are still here to step up and take responsibility.”

Lennon also blames a lack of consistency for Hibernian’s current form and is determined to kick it out of their game.

He added: “We’re not doing the basics well enough, our decision making has been poor. We’ve been working on it in training again and again until it becomes second nature.”

The match will be covered live on Sky Sports from 1pm.

 

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