St Mirren: Danny Lennon hopes to make new signings

St Mirren's Paul McGowan (left) battles with Partick Thistle James Craigen
St Mirren's Paul McGowan (left) battles with Partick Thistle James Craigen

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon says he hopes to bring in more faces after his side drew 0-0 with Partick Thistle.

However, he refused to be drawn on Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson, who the club have been linked with.

"We've worked very hard," he told BBC Scotland. "It's been a long month of January and anything that we've went for we've just missed out on.

"That's the frustration of being at a club like St Mirren. Others have bigger pockets out there."

Lennon admits he's a long term admirer of Stevenson, but says with Hearts facing a League Cup semi-final next weekend it's unlikely he'll be leaving Edinburgh for Paisley.

"Ryan's a very good player and we've been linked with him every other window prior to this one, so I'm delighted things haven't changed," joked Lennon.

"He's under contract, they've [Hearts] a semi-final coming up on Sunday, and I'm sure Gary Locke will be trying very hard to keep all the quality experienced players he has from now until the end of the season to help the young ones there."

Stevenson's arrival would help St Mirren in their quest to get further up the table. Lennon admitted that although the conditions at St Mirren Park were difficult, it's a fixture his side need to be taking all three points from.

Adam Campbell and Steven Thompson both went close for Saints, and Paul McGowan came closest to breaking the deadlock when his shot rattled the frame of the Thistle goal, however they had to made do with a share of the spoils.

Lennon said: "Don't get me wrong I'll take a point over a defeat, but in terms of where it goes and where we want to be challenging, you've got to be winning home games like that, and I certainly believe that we had our fair share of the chances to have all three points today."

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