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Richard Brittain takes the free kick.
The referee shows John McGinn a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
John McGinn challenges Rocco Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kenny McLean.
The ball is crossed by Ben Gordon.
Rocco Quinn produces a cross.
Lee Mair challenges Richard Brittain unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Ivan Sproule has an effort at goal. Marian Kello parries the effort to safety.
A cross is delivered by Jason Naismith.
The game restarts for the second half.
The match has reached half-time.
Free kick taken by Sean Kelly.
Rocco Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan.
Free kick taken by Richard Brittain.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Gordon by Paul McGowan.
Jason Naismith takes the free kick.
Foul by Ben Gordon on Conor Newton, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Kenny McLean from the right by-line.
Free kick taken by Marian Kello.
Foul by Ivan Sproule on John McGinn, free kick awarded.
The ball is delivered by Ben Gordon.
Graham Carey crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Jim Goodwin on Graham Carey, free kick awarded.
Scott Boyd restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Boyd fouled by Steven Thompson, the ref awards a free kick.
Foul by Conor Newton on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded.
Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Mihael Kovacevic by John McGinn results in a free kick.
Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Luckassen on Darren McGregor.
The ball is delivered by Ivan Sproule.
Paul McGowan scores with their right foot. St Mirren 1-0 Ross County.Assist by Steven Thompson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian McLean on Steven Thompson.
Kenny McLean has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Shot by Stuart Kettlewell went wide left of the goal.
Richard Brittain replaces Melvin De Leeuw.
Melvin De Leeuw delivers the ball.
Free kick taken by Jason Naismith.
Rocco Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim Goodwin.
Scott Boyd takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Graham Carey from the right by-line.
Steven Thompson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Brian McLean restarts play with the free kick.
Jim Goodwin challenges Stuart Kettlewell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ivan Sproule.
The ball is swung over by Ivan Sproule.
The ball is crossed by Steven Thompson.
Melvin De Leeuw takes a shot.
Kevin Luckassen takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Paul McGowan takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Rocco Quinn on Paul McGowan, free kick awarded.
Marian Kello takes the free kick.
Stuart Kettlewell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny McLean.
The referee gets the match started.
Lennon: Defeat left team hurting
Danny Lennon admits St Mirren came "right back down to earth with a bang" against Dundee United last week but is looking for his side to rise again against Ross County on Saturday.
After a struggling start to the season the Buddies travelled to Tannadice unbeaten in their previous three Scottish Premiership games which included wins over St Johnstone and Hearts.
However, Lennon's men retreated into their early-season form during a 4-0 thrashing by Jackie McNamara's side which left the visitors second bottom of the table, albeit still 15 points ahead of Hearts.
Ahead of the visit of the Staggies, who beat St Mirren 3-0 in Dingwall in August, the Paisley club's manager said: "Each (unbeaten) game gives you a little more confidence but that result certainly brings you right back down to earth with a bang.
"We are all hurting and we have to make sure we respond in the right fashion.
"I am very honest and I call a spade a spade. We didn't bring any of the qualities we showed over the last month to the table.
"Taking nothing away from a good Dundee United team but we failed to match them for work, we weren't even second to balls, at times we weren't even third to them.
"But you are going to get games where you say 'where did that come from?' and that is certainly one of them.
"You normally get two or three players having an off day and the other eight or nine carry them through, but we were completely the opposite, we had two players with pass marks and that is never enough.
"We have got to (bounce back). We have to bring the same ingredients to the table as we did in the three games before the United game.
"We matched those three teams in every department and got rewards for it so that has to be the key message.
"We have to bring more to the game than Ross County."
Lennon has no fresh injury worries although Gary Teale (groin), David Barron (ankle) and Christopher Dilo (knee) remain sidelined.
Ross County have a full squad available for the clash.
Graham Carey and Ivan Sproule were doubts for last Friday's abandoned game with Inverness but came through the 45 minutes without reaction before the floodlights failed.
Sproule is determined to see Ross County pick up their first away win of the season this weekend even if it means winning ugly at St Mirren.
The winger has been frustrated by the Highlanders' form on the road so far as they prepare to make the long trip to Paisley in the Scottish Premiership.
But he is confident the clash against Saints can be the turning point in County's campaign and insists they must secure the three points by whatever means necessary.
Sproule said: "Once you get the first win away from home, a few more can roll off it.
"We are not far away from getting the wins. We know where we are making the mistakes when we are on our travels.
"It would be worse if we didn't know why we were getting beat away from home. We've worked on that and hopefully we can put that right.
"The one thing about football, stats don't really count. The only thing that counts is for and against goals.
"We know we've got to put that right on Saturday, score more goals than St Mirren and pick up the three points.
"Nice football and flattering football - Stoke do it and they've had all these great performances but they're not getting results.
"In this industry, nowadays, with the way football is, the only thing that counts are the results.
"We know as a set of players and a coaching staff that we need to get it right on Saturday."
Sproule knows Ross County have so far failed to emulate the standards they set in their first season in the top flight last term and is keen to put that right on Saturday.
He said: "A win will give us a massive lift. We are working tirelessly during the week to put things right.
"Nobody is saying we are the finished article this season.
"We've not hit the heights that we hit last year but we have brought in a lot of new players and it does take time for people to adapt.
"The adapting stage may not be over yet but it's coming to an end and it's time for the squad as a whole to go on a good push until the end of the season."
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