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Unfair challenge on Lewis Guy by Grant Munro results in a Penalty. Penalty taken by Lewis Guy is saved by Mark Brown. St Mirren 1-4 Ross County.
Lewis Guy is caught offside. Alex Cooper joins the action as a substitute, replacing Iain Vigurs. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Inswinging corner taken by Gary Teale, Marc McAusland has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
John McGinn takes a shot. Mark Brown makes a save.
John McGinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Lawson. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Ivan Sproule goes off and Steven Ross comes on.
John McGinn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul McGowan.
Inswinging corner taken by Dougie Imrie, Rocco Quinn makes a clearance.
Dougie Imrie decides to take a short corner.
The referee blows for offside against Sam Morrow. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save. Ivan Sproule finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-4 Ross County.The assist for the goal came from Rocco Quinn.
Corner taken by Richard Brittain from the left by-line, clearance by Marc McAusland.
Unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by David Barron results in a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the direct free kick.
Lewis Guy has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Ivan Sproule scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-3 Ross County.Assist by Iain Vigurs.
Sam Morrow scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-2 Ross County.
Steven Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Mark Brown.
Ivan Sproule has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Paul Lawson challenges Jon Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Glen goes off and Sam Morrow comes on. Direct free kick taken by David Barron.
Ivan Sproule is caught offside. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Lewis Guy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Foul by Iain Vigurs on David Barron, free kick awarded. Iain Vigurs receives a yellow card. Gary Teale takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Gary Teale, Mihael Kovacevic makes a clearance.
Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a comfortable save.
Lewis Guy is brought on as a substitute for Sam Parkin.
Foul by Rocco Quinn on Paul McGowan, free kick awarded. Marc McAusland restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Glen challenges Jim Goodwin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Carey.
Goal scored by Steven Thompson from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-1 Ross County.The assist for the goal came from David Barron.
Dougie Imrie on for Conor Newton.
Richard Brittain takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.
Steven Thompson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Gary Glen takes a shot. Save made by Craig Samson.
The official flags Steven Thompson offside. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Paul Lawson goes wide right of the goal.
Ivan Sproule fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Boyd takes the free kick.
Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro. Direct free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Effort from the edge of the area by Ivan Sproule goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Grant Munro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson. Direct free kick taken by David Barron.
Gary Glen is ruled offside. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
Marc McAusland handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Richard Brittain scores a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the top right corner of the goal. St Mirren 0-1 Ross County.
Scott Boyd challenges Sam Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
Sam Parkin takes a shot. Save made by Mark Brown.
David Barron has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Graham Carey. Graham Carey receives a yellow card. Iain Vigurs produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Craig Samson.
Steven Thompson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Paul Lawson challenges Jon Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Carey takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Rocco Quinn goes wide left of the goal.
Richard Brittain takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a comfortable save.
Evangelos Ikonomou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson. David Barron takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain, clearance made by Marc McAusland.
Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.
Steven Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Evangelos Ikonomou. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.
Steven Thompson takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Parkin by Scott Boyd. Free kick taken by Conor Newton.
Outswinging corner taken by Richard Brittain, Grant Munro takes a shot. Save made by Craig Samson.
Teale taking nothing for granted
St Mirren may have pulled away from Clydesdale Bank Premier League bottom side Dundee before the winter break but they still have to keep an eye on the Dens Park side, according to Buddies midfielder Gary Teale.
Saints were unbeaten in four games over the festive season which took them 13 points clear of the struggling Taysiders in 10th place, albeit having played a game more.
However, ahead of the visit of second-bottom Ross County, the former Derby and Sheffield Wednesday winger does not consider the Dees to be a safety net.
"We don't think that Dundee are cast adrift," said the 34-year-old. "People said that earlier on in the season and then we went on a run where we didn't win for six games.
"They caught up with us and when we played them they could have gone above us, so it shows how easily it is done.
"The results we had in October and November, they were terrible , there is no getting away from that.
"But we are a positive thinking club and with the results we had after that run we were on, we have kicked on.
"Our aspirations are top six. The league is so tight that two results will probably put us up and to where we think we should be in the league."
Teale enjoyed his first winter break but admits it may have been beneficial if the Buddies had kept their momentum going.
He said: "It was nice to get that time off. It was something I hadn't experienced in my career. I was in Dubai for a few days with my wife and kids, it was great.
"But from a footballing side of things, we would probably have carried on because we did have a few decent results and confidence was high.
"We hope we can carry it on but time will tell."
St Mirren will not have Paul Dummett available for the home Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash.
The left-back has returned to Newcastle United after a loan spell with the Buddies and while Saints boss Danny Lennon is hoping he can get him back for a second spell, no deal has been done yet.
Darren McGregor (knee), Thomas Reilly (broken ankle) and Kenny McLean (knee) are still out.
Ivan Sproule is determined to have a big part to play in the continuing Ross County success story as they seek to retain their place in the division.
The former Hibernian winger joined the Highlanders on an 18-month deal earlier this month and could make his debut against St Mirren.
Sproule has been impressed by his new club's efforts so far in their first ever campaign in the top-flight, after an incredible unbeaten run saw them win promotion from the Irn-Bru First Division.
Country sit second bottom of the table but have a nine-point advantage, and a game in hand, over Dundee and Sproule hopes he can provide a further boost to their survival hopes.
The Northern Ireland international said: "I'm here to do a job. I've signed for 18 months and it's a big challenge for myself and my family but it's one that I relish and look forward to.
"Ross County have had a meteoric rise. The footballers here, and the club as a whole, deserve great credit.
"I've come here to be part of that progression and help move Ross County up the league.
"I've come here to try to push the team on, along with all the other boys.
"The lads have given a great account of themselves in this SPL campaign. I'm just keen to get started."
Greek defender Evangelos Ikonomou could make his Ross County debut at St Mirren Park.
However, County are still awaiting a work permit for Canada international Andre Hainault.
Boss Derek Adams will be without midfielder Stuart Kettlewell (hamstring).
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