St Mirren manager Lennon close to signing new contract

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon
Lennon feels his team have still to "click" in front of goal

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon says talks about extending his contract are "coming along very, very nicely".

The 41-year-old joined the Buddies from Cowdenbeath at the start of the 2010/11 season and Saints are currently sixth in the Scottish Premier League.

Lennon was recently linked with the vacant manager's job at Hibernian, where he had a spell as a player.

"I'm hoping, come the early part of next week, that will be concluded," said Lennon.

"It's always flattering that you're getting linked with so-called bigger clubs and bigger budgets.

"But I have a fantastic job here and one that I'm only halfway through. And I'm very, very determined to finish it."

St Mirren and Lennon have been praised for the Paisley side's style of football this season but the manager wants more of an end product to their play.

"It's always nice when your club is getting spoken about in the correct manner," he added.

"And it's great that we are sitting in the top half of the table. That's certainly going to be our aim throughout.

"But outwith that you can see there are other good things happening about the club, with Craig Samson getting his [Scotland] call-up and wee Kenny McLean getting the young player of the month award.

"There are good quality youngsters coming through and wonderful supporters. We're putting more bums on seats so there is something there that they're enjoying.

"Although we're in the top half, I still don't believe we have the points our performances thoroughly deserved.

"Whilst we have dominated a lot of games in terms of possession, we have still not fully clicked in front of goal.

"Once we do that, I believe there will be good times ahead. Every week we go out there, I'm just hoping that one day things are going to fully click."