ST MIRREN manager Alex Rae has called on his side to cut out the individual errors which cost his side goals in Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat to Hibs.

The Buddies went down to a Jason Cummings first-half double but in truth the defeat could’ve been heavier.

The Saints registered just one shot on target throughout the afternoon and left the field to some boos from the home fans.

Hibs appeared to have a clear advantage in squad quality and depth over the Paisley side.

That made the helping hand Saint’s offered at both goals all the more frustrating for Rae.

David Gray was afforded plenty of space and time to deliver the cross for Cummings’ first. While miscommunication between goalkeeper Scott Gallacher and Jack Baird led to the defender passing back to the keeper after Gallacher had decided to come out for the ball.

The back pass slipped past Gallacher and gave the alert Cummings an open goal.

After registering just one point from three games, Rae insists his side will have to cut out those mistakes quickly.

He said: “We were asking our wide guys and full backs to stop the cross at source and unfortunately we don’t do that.

“You can prepare all you want, it’s about players taking responsibility. It’s about someone taking responsibility at that time.

“We really need to eradicate them otherwise it’s going to become a long season for us. At 2-0 you are chasing the game for the rest of the time.

“You just try and work yourself back into the game and it never came, the game just fizzled out.”