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The referee signals the end of the game.
John McGinn takes a fantastic shot and went wide left of the net.
Free kick crossed by Kenny McLean.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Tom Taiwo.
Marc McAusland takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Conor Newton.
Ross Caldwell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Handling.
Header by Scott Robertson goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig.
Jake Caprice replaces David van Zanten.
Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.
Steven Thompson is ruled offside.
Corner taken by Tom Taiwo.
Liam Craig has a headed effort at goal. Marian Kello safely holds on.
Unfair challenge on Marian Kello by James Collins results in a free kick.
Marc McAusland makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Liam Craig from the right by-line.
David van Zanten challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner taken by Tom Taiwo from the left by-line.
Shot by Steven Thompson. Ben Williams safely holds on.
Tom Taiwo replaces Paul Cairney.
Sean Kelly takes the free kick.
Foul by Paul Cairney on John McGinn, free kick awarded.
Shot by Jason Naismith went wide of the left-hand post.
Marc McAusland restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Darren McGregor.
Header by Steven Thompson misses to the right of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kenny McLean.
Paul Cairney restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on James Collins by David van Zanten results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Kenny McLean.
The second half kicks off.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Cairney.
The half-time whistle blows.
Sean Kelly crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Paul Cairney on Sean Kelly, free kick awarded.
Steven Thompson is caught offside.
James Collins has a headed effort at goal. Marian Kello catches the ball.
Corner taken by Liam Craig.
The offside flag is raised against Paul McGowan.
The referee shows Jordon Forster a yellow card.
Jordon Forster concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGinn.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Kenny McLean.
Free kick taken by Paul Cairney.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Kelly on James Collins.
Ryan McGivern challenges Jason Naismith unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Paul McGowan has an effort at goal.
Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Cairney challenges John McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Paul Heffernan leaves the field to be replaced by James Collins.
Kenny McLean takes the free kick.
The referee gets the game started.
Lennon urges Buddies on
St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has steeled his side to be ready for the challenge of a Terry Butcher-inspired Hibernian as the Paisley side chase a rare hat-trick of victories.
After moving up to eighth place in the Scottish Premiership with wins over Partick Thistle and Ross County, Saints are looking to record three consecutive top-flight victories for the first time since December 2008, when Gus MacPherson led them to victories over Falkirk, Inverness, Kilmarnock and Hamilton.
Lennon's latest attempt to complete a treble ended in a 4-0 defeat by Dundee United last month, but the four victories from five games have given him encouragement that his side can shake off their inability to maintain winning runs.
Lennon said: "I certainly believe the consistency we have shown is the way we want to be. I have gone on in recent weeks about the inconsistencies that have dogged this football club for over 30 years now.
"I believe the players have the mentality to overcome that. That's about working hard for each other, taking care of the little things and showing the determination to turn the poor start to the season we had around, and to try to take us to where we want to be."
Lennon knows Hibs will be fired up after Butcher took over from Pat Fenlon during the international break.
Lennon said: "Hibs are going through a transition period. Pat assembled a very good squad and Terry will come in with his own ideas, his own training methods and his own style of football.
"How long that transition will take, we don't know, but knowing Terry, and with any new manager coming in, there is always a knee-jerk reaction with players going out there and giving him their all.
"The slate is wiped clean and everyone will be going out to impress.
"We must, and we will be, ready for that challenge."
St Mirren's impressive run of form has been partly founded on their youth policy with five academy players regularly starting in recent weeks. One of them, 19-year-old defender Jason Naismith, was rewarded with a new contract on Thursday that ties him to the club until summer 2017.
Lennon said: "He has come in and shown the true strengths he has. He worked very, very hard in the close season and he has become a real colossus of a young man.
"I know his father, George, well and he is a die-hard Buddies supporter so he will be a very proud man."
James Collins is hoping the Hibernian fans will start to see the best of him as a new era begins under Terry Butcher at St Mirren on Saturday.
Butcher took over last week from Pat Fenlon who signed the 22-year-old striker for B#200,000 from Swindon on a three-year deal in the summer.
The former Republic of Ireland under-21 player has only scored twice this season, against St Mirren and St Johnstone in successive weeks in September, and he "definitely" believes the best is yet to come after months of living off scraps.
Asked to sum up his start to his Hibees career so far, Collins was refreshingly honest.
"Not great" he said. "Obviously as a striker you want to score many more goals but on the flip side of it, there hasn't been many chances created for the strikers.
"Not just for me, for Paul Heffernan, Rowan Vine and Ross Caldwell, so if that can change and if balls go in the box and we are still not scoring then we have to look at ourselves.
"Goals is a massive thing and we need to score more.
"If I get the nod against St Mirren, hopefully I can repeat my performance (from the first game).
"I want to score a lot more goals and for the team to finish in the top four, let alone the top six.
"If we can get a European place then it would be brilliant.
"We have got a good set of players here and if we get at teams from the off instead of going behind and then playing well, not many teams in the league can live with us."
Collins insists the Hibernian players "are raring to go" against the rejuvenated Buddies who can leapfrog the seventh-placed visitors with a win.
He said: "The boys are looking forward to it. Saturday can't come quick enough and I can't wait.
"A new manager comes in with different ideas and you have to adapt to that as quickly as possible otherwise you won't find yourself in the team.
"So it is down to you to concentrate and work hard and hopefully the rest of it will take care of itself.
"The gaffer said it was a fresh start for everyone and everyone has been looking sharp and wanting to show him what we can do."
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