St Mirren: Boss Tommy Craig frustrated by St Mirren attack

St Mirren manager Tommy Craig
Craig's St Mirren are only three points clear of bottom spot

St Mirren manager Tommy Craig admits his side are paying the price for their lack of cutting edge in attack.

The Buddies were beaten 1-0 at home by 10-man Inverness on Saturday and have now lost all of their league games at St Mirren Park this term.

"It's been the same story this season at home, we've had enough of the ball but we can't seem to get it in the back of the net at home," Craig said.

"There wasn't enough guile about us in terms of creating chances."

Greg Tansey scored the Caley winner from the penalty spot after Marc McAusland was judged to have fouled Billy McKay, before the visitors had Ryan Christie sent off for a second booking.

"I know the fans will walk away from here frustrated and disappointed and, in some cases angry, because we've had so much of the ball," Craig added.

"And the old 10 v 11 raises its head. It's always more difficult than people would expect to play against 10 men.

"If you are down to 10 men it galvanises you as a team and that was the case with Caley. Man for man they put themselves right on the line for their team today.

"Having had so much of the ball it's disappointing that we didn't carve out any real glaring opportunities. We had one or two half-chances and a couple of clearances in and around their box, but overall we didn't make enough of the extra man.

"I've got no comment to make about the referee, I don't see the point. The reaction of both sets of players [to the penalty] was 'what's happened?' So both sets of players showed they didn't know what had actually happened so that says it all."