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Jim Goodwin takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.
Steven Thomson has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Steve May comes on in place of Collin Samuel.
The ball is sent over by Jure Travner, clearance made by David MacKay.
The ball is crossed by Paul McGowan, Paul Gallacher makes a save.
Lee Mair is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Cleveland Taylor fouled by Lee Mair, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Cleveland Taylor, clearance by Lee Mair.
The ball is sent over by Liam Craig, Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Cleveland Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, Effort on goal by Liam Craig from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Cleveland Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Grainger. Marc McAusland goes off and Craig Dargo comes on.
A cross is delivered by Lee Mair, Steven Thomson takes a shot. Save made by Peter Enckelman.
Daniel Grainger challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.
Paul McGowan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Peter Enckelman takes the direct free kick.
Steven Anderson challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by John Potter.
The ball is sent over by Chris Millar, clearance by Darren McGregor.
Patrick Cregg is penalised for a handball. Daniel Grainger takes the direct free kick.
Peter MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher.
Jim Goodwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig. Daniel Grainger crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Darren McGregor.
Collin Samuel fouled by Darren McGregor, the ref awards a free kick. Jody Morris takes the direct free kick.
Darren McGregor concedes a free kick for a foul on Collin Samuel. Jody Morris takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Michael Higdon on Daniel Grainger, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Grainger, save made by Paul Gallacher.
Liam Craig replaces Sam Parkin. Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Millar. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Sam Parkin on Darren McGregor, free kick awarded. John Potter takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren McGregor by Murray Davidson. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Davidson on Jim Goodwin. Paul Gallacher takes the direct free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Steven Thomson goes wide left of the goal.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Parkin. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.
Michael Higdon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Higdon delivers the ball, David MacKay makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David MacKay on Jure Travner. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by Patrick Cregg results in a free kick. Peter Enckelman takes the free kick. The referee blows for offside against Collin Samuel. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Sam Parkin. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McGowan on Michael Duberry. Peter Enckelman takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Paul McGowan, save by Peter Enckelman.
Effort from inside the area by Chris Millar misses to the left of the target.
Marc McAusland is adjudged to have handled the ball. Peter Enckelman takes the free kick.
Paul McGowan takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Anderson.
The ball is delivered by Steven Thomson, save by Peter Enckelman.
Unfair challenge on Jure Travner by Chris Millar results in a free kick. Patrick Cregg crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Peter Enckelman.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Steven Anderson. Daniel Grainger takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Michael Duberry results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Patrick Cregg.
The ball is swung over by Jim Goodwin, David MacKay manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Steven Thomson.
The ball is swung over by Chris Millar, John Potter makes a clearance.
Lee Mair handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Michael Duberry restarts play with the free kick.
Jure Travner sends in a cross, clearance made by David MacKay.
Marc McAusland is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
Jim Goodwin receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Jim Goodwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson. Direct free kick taken by Jody Morris.
Jim Goodwin goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Steven Anderson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jody Morris from right channel.
Daniel Grainger takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Jure Travner makes a clearance.
Daniel Grainger takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Jure Travner makes a clearance.
Collin Samuel takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.
Corner taken short by Daniel Grainger.
Chris Millar takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.
Daniel Grainger decides to take the corner short.
Daniel Grainger takes a short corner.
Unfair challenge on Chris Millar by Jim Goodwin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jody Morris.
A cross is delivered by Chris Millar, Marc McAusland makes a clearance.
Centre by Paul McGowan, Peter Enckelman makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Duberry on Paul McGowan. Free kick crossed right-footed by John Potter, clearance by Michael Duberry.
Michael Duberry fouled by Darren McGregor, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul McGowan.
Corner taken by Paul McGowan from the left by-line.
Collin Samuel challenges Jim Goodwin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Potter.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Darren McGregor.
Corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line to the near post, Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Jody Morris. Free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
Foul by Jim Goodwin on Jody Morris, free kick awarded. Daniel Grainger takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Michael Duberry. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Michael Higdon.
The ball is sent over by Daniel Grainger, Lee Mair makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Sam Parkin by Marc McAusland results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Daniel Grainger from left channel, Paul McGowan makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Peter MacDonald by Marc McAusland results in a free kick. Daniel Grainger restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Michael Duberry results in a free kick. Lee Mair restarts play with the free kick.
The referee gets the match started.
Lennon hoping for another goal-fest
St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has urged his players to take their clinical Peterhead form into the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Aaron Mooy and Paul McQuade both claimed their first St Mirren goals during Tuesday's 6-1 Scottish Cup win at Balmoor, while Paul McGowan more than doubled his tally for the club with a hat-trick.
St Mirren are further boosted by the probable return of Michael Higdon following a knee injury when they face St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Saturday.
Higdon has scored in seven of St Mirren's 17 SPL goals this season and Lennon wants his other front players to take confidence from their cup success following a run of four games without finding the net.
"I was delighted that we scored a few goals and got the three strikers contributing with all the goals following a wee dry spell," Lennon said.
"I was delighted for wee Paul McGowan because he shows his quality on a daily basis.
"If you look at him in the first game against Peterhead, you would think it was his twin brother who came for the second game.
"I feel at times people get frustrated with Paul but that's only because he's one of these players who is bold and brave enough to make things happen.
"He will give it away just as much but it's that time when it does come off that's important.
"And I admire him for that because he is always prepared to go and take the ball again and again.
"I was delighted for young Aaron Mooy, who has worked very hard. He did very well up there as a central striker.
"Paul McQuade, who has had his injury problems, showed he can score goals.
"That was the message when we were going through the dry spell, we can't rely on big Michael week in, week out. It has to come from other departments.
"No disrespect to Peterhead but we're up against an SPL outfit. The goalscoring opportunities will be few and far between so we have to make sure we're clinical."
As well as Higdon, Marc McAusland is back in contention to face St Johnstone having overcome a foot problem.
However Nick Hegarty, Garry Brady and Gareth Wardlaw remain on the sidelines for the Paisley side.
Lennon's charges are five points behind the Perth Saints and looking to edge away from bottom club Hamilton.
"Every game has been important but more so now," said the St Mirren boss.
"We know coming into the run-in that we have to pick up points against teams round about us.
"They have been very hard games, very close games against St Johnstone. They are physical and we have to match them in that department.
"The big boy (Sam) Parkin has been on the scoresheet twice against us and they are very dangerous from set plays and work on that."
Lennon is unable to sign any more players after bringing in Jim Goodwin, with Hugh Murray still at the club despite interest from Dunfermline.
But he is hoping to free up some space in his squad before the end of the month.
"I've got one or two interested in some of the younger guys so there might be a little bit there to do something if they go through," he said.
St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes has no fresh injury worries ahead of the encounter.
His players came through last week's draw against Kilmarnock unscathed, allowing him to name a similar side for the visit of the Paisley Saints.
Kevin Moon is back in training after almost a year on the sidelines with a cruciate ligament injury but the game comes too soon for him.
Stalemate in battle of the Saints
St Johnstone were denied a hat-trick of wins over St Mirren this season as the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at McDiarmid Park ended in a goalless stalemate.
St Mirren goalkeeper Paul Gallacher tipped Chris Millar's curling effort on to the crossbar and saved Collin Samuel's strike in the first half as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to four games.
Derek McInnes' side have now lost once in their last eight games, but visitors St Mirren created little as they missed the opportunity to build on their 6-1 Scottish Cup success at Peterhead in midweek.
St Johnstone are now unbeaten in their last 12 games against the Buddies, who last won the battle of the Saints in August 2005.
But McInnes' men will need to show more quality to break into the top six by the time of the SPL split, while Danny Lennon's side showed the battling qualities which will be required to boost their survival bid in a scrappy encounter.
The hosts were looking for a third win of the season over St Mirren, having won the two previous SPL meetings, and entered the game in confident mood.
The Perth side had lost once in their previous seven matches - all but one of them away from home - and last week won at in-form Hearts in the Scottish Cup and drew with high-flying Killie at Rugby Park.
St Johnstone had the better of a poor first half.
After a Michael Higdon free-kick was blocked, Paddy Cregg thought he had been fouled by Dave Mackay on the edge of the area, but the Buddies were awarded only a corner which came to nothing.
St Johnstone then had a good spell of pressure, but failed to breach the visiting defence.
Mackay mis-kicked an effort following a short free-kick, before visiting goalkeeper Gallacher was called into action twice in quick succession.
Chris Millar saw his curling effort from the edge of the area tipped on to the top of the crossbar before the Buddies goalkeeper saved a Samuel strike low down to his left from the resulting corner.
Jim Goodwin and Michael Duberry then had to be separated after the St Mirren defender's lunge on Steven Anderson which saw him booked.
Goodwin headed wide from a corner before Millar shot wide across goal at the other end as the first half ended in level.
Jure Travner's long-range effort after 55 minutes was caught comfortably by Peter Enckelman, but was significant as the visitors' first effort on target.
Steven Thomson sliced high and wide from Higdon's lay-off soon after.
Sam Parkin was replaced by Liam Craig after 62 minutes as McInnes looked to inject fresh impetus into his side.
Samuel moved in from the left flank to join Peter MacDonald up front, with Craig cutting in from the left to support the strikers.
MacDonald fired tamely at Gallacher after Murray Davidson won the ball inside the visitors' half as St Johnstone again failed to sufficiently test the goalkeeper.
McInnes brought off left-back Danny Grainger for forward Cleveland Taylor, while Danny Lennon also made a change with Craig Dargo coming on for Marc McAusland.
Craig shot over following a partially-cleared corner before Mair was booked for pulling down Taylor.
Samuel was replaced by Stevie May for the final three minutes before Thomson again sliced wide for St Mirren.
Enckelman held Goodwin's long-range effort in stoppage time before May shot wide from a corner at the other end as the match ended goalless.
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