St Mirren: Jim Goodwin shows support for Danny Lennon

Jim Goodwin

St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin insists all the club's players are still fully behind manager Danny Lennon.

The Buddies have won one league game since lifting the League Cup in March.

"I can categorically say right now that he hasn't lost the dressing room," said Goodwin. "Every player in that dressing room is 100% behind the manager.

"It's very early days in the season. There's three games gone and there's no reason to be pushing any panic buttons yet."

However, the Irishman did concede that the performances like Saturday's 3-0 loss at Ross County need to be improved upon.

Goodwin, speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound, said: "If you were to come back to me in November and we were to be second bottom and really struggling and finding ourselves adrift, then of course that's a different situation.

"But we're three games in, I think everyone just needs to relax."

St Mirren's only point in the Premiership so far in this campaign came from a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock in Paisley.

And on Saturday they will be keen to make more of home advantage.

"What we need, as a team, more than anything, is the fans behind us," added Goodwin. "They've been absolutely terrific since I've been at the club.

"[It's] no good turning up on Saturday when we're at home to Partick Thistle and booing and jeering. It doesn't help build any team.

"We need the fans getting behind us and I know how hard we're working behind the scenes to put things right.

"We believe we'll get out of this sticky patch that we're in."

Saints begin the defence of their League Cup trophy on Tuesday against Queen of the South at Palmerston.

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