Keep Them Coming Back For More
The league Cup win will still be in the minds of players and fans alike but St Mirren need to focus on league business today
Today's SPL game lines up Lennon v Lennon as Danny's St Mirren hosts Neil's Celtic at St Mirren Park. The Buddies fans could see Sander Puri make his debut today. The 47-times capped Estonia winger signed before the Scottish Communities League Cup final, but did not make the Hampden squad. Thomas Reilly, David Barron and Darren McGregor remain on the sidelines, but the latter played 90 minutes for the Under-20s in their victory at Motherwell on Thursday as he bids to return from a serious knee injury. Danny Lennon will try to make sure his St Mirren players are back down to earth in their first game since winning the League Cup. However, the Saints manager aims to keep the supporters on a high. Lennon and the squad sat through an emotional viewing of the club's new cup final DVD, which chronicles their Hampden triumph against Hearts and the celebrations. An estimated 15,000 people packed Paisley town centre to welcome the team back with the cup and Lennon hopes some of them help fill St Mirren Park for the visit of Celtic. And Lennon is determined to keep them coming back. He said: "We were just up at the launch of the DVD and we watched it together, the full group. It was very emotional to see everyone and their love and affiliation of this football club - from the supporters, directors, to the players and families and friends. The supporters are the most important people at this club and if we manage to get that extra few through the gate on the back of this cup success, we'll be doing our damnedest to make sure we keep them here and we are only going to do that by giving them entertainment. We can't rest on our laurels. What we have to do is make that cup success a platform and continue our journey. We have eight very important league games to go. We are more points better off than this time last year but we are lower in the league. They are two very important aims for us.''
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