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St Mirren See The Point
Published : 03 May 2013 19:58:32Rss feed
Just one point for St Mirren will end speculation on which team will end the season at the bottom of the SPL.
Marc McAusland expects Hearts to be on a revenge mission when St Mirren travel to Tynecastle tomorrow. The Buddies picked up their first silverware since 1987 when they beat Hearts in the Scottish Communities League Cup final in March. Despite knowing that Hearts will be keen to make amends, McAusland is backing the Saints to claim the point they need to secure their SPL safety for another season. He said: "They will want a bit of revenge for the cup final. It's always tough going to Tynecastle. They have big, strong players. They are a good team. If they turn up on the day, they will give us a right hard game. But, hopefully, if we play the way we know we can play, we can get the job done."Dundee manager John Brown has overseen a resurgence in his side in recent weeks; taking them within eight points of Saints with three games to go. They have the momentum and Brown has been adding pressure on tomorrow's opponents who have failed to pick up a win since their cup win in March. However, McAusland hopes they can finally end the Dark Blues' slim hopes of avoiding the drop. He said: "We hoped to have done it before now but it hasn't worked out that way. The sooner Saturday comes, the better. Hopefully we can get it done then. Training has been quite relaxed this week and everybody is all right. We were disappointed not to get three points last Saturday but it's done now so we just need to look forward to this game. I don't read about it (Brown's mind games). We just need to focus on ourselves and hopefully our performance can take care of itself and the outcome we want will be sorted. If we win our next three games, we could push ourselves right back up there but our main objective is to stay in the SPL and hopefully we can make sure we do that come Saturday."
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