Danny Lennon surprised St Mirren are in relegation mire

Leigh Griffiths opens the scoring for Hibs

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon finds it hard to believe his side have still to shake off the threat of relegation from the Scottish Premier League.

After drawing with Hibs, 11th-place Saints are eight points clear of bottom club Dundee with three games to play.

Lennon said: "Working with this group of players throughout the season, I'm very surprised to find us where we are.

"Not even guaranteeing our SPL safety - that is something that's got to be addressed."

Saints have failed to win in their last six SPL games, their most recent triumph in the league being in late February.

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Interview - St Mirren manager Danny Lennon

Dundee followed their win at St Mirren Park last week by beating Hearts at Dens Park on Saturday.

"I've got to congratulate Dundee again for their fighting qualities," Lennon told BBC Radio Scotland.

"They're trying to survive and we're the only ones they can catch.

"The only thing we can control are the games against Hearts, Aberdeen and Kilmarnock. We'll go out in those three games and try and win them all."

Lennon was critical of his team's dormant first-half display at Easter Road, where they trailed to Leigh Griffiths's goal at the break.

However, he praised Saints' second-half showing, when they scored three times, two of them from defender Marc McAusland, to lead 3-2 with five minutes of normal time left.

But Griffiths popped up to notch his 27th goal of the season and prevent Saints taking a vital three points.

"In many ways it's been a positive season with a cup win and the players have now got to try and handle that bit of success," Lennon added.

"But in so many ways we've fallen short this season in terms of that inconsistency."

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