St Mirren not safe yet says manager Danny Lennon

Danny Lennon
Lennon's side now have a 12-point lead over bottom club Hamilton

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon refused to rule out the possibility of relegation after his side's 3-2 league win at home to Aberdeen.

"Until it's mathematically impossible, there's always a chance," Lennon told BBC Scotland.

"We're almost there and we know what we've got to do. I would like to make that clear.

"I read a story in the paper today and the way the journalist had put it you would think we're out of the woods."

The win against Aberdeen helped stretch St Mirren's lead over bottom club Hamilton to 12 points.

Michael Higdon's volley after six minutes was cancelled out through Hugh Murray's own goal, but Craig Dargo regained the lead for the Buddies from close range.

Steven Thomson put St Mirren further ahead and Rob Milsom's 25-yard effort reduced Aberdeen's deficit, but Lennon's men held on for the win.

"The result was important for us and it was also important that the win we got at the weekend against Hamiltron wasn't put to waste," added Lennon.

"I'm delighted with the three points, but it's by no means certain yet.

"We know what we've still got to do and how difficult it will be.

"The way Hanmilton play and the way they've played this season, anything can happen.

"We're almost there, but we know we've got to maintain the level of performances until 14 May."