ST MIRREN have suffered a 'home defeat' after it was revealed the Paisley club is bottom of the league when it comes to house prices.

A new report compiled by Bank of Scotland lists the average house price for properties near Scottish Premiership grounds, with Saints marooned at the foot of the table.

The average home near the Simple Digital Arena costs £86,607 – a whopping 14 per cent less than a decade ago.

By contrast, Hibernian are top of the property league table, with an average house price of £218,734 in the Easter Road area – up by 23 per cent since 2008.

This is more than double the price for properties near stadiums occupied by Celtic and Rangers.

The average price of a home near Celtic Park has dropped by 14 per cent to £97,810 over the past decade, while those near Ibrox have fallen by eight per cent to £88,572.

Graham Blair, mortgages director at Bank of Scotland, said:

"Living next to a Scottish Premiership ground will always hold appeal for loyal fans. However, some supporters will need to fork out more than others to live near their team’s home ground.

"For example, Hibs fans will need considerably more than Celtic or Rangers fans for a home where they can hear the matchday buzz.

“Football will always be well loved in Scotland and, given that house price rises near some of our Premiership stadiums have far outstripped house prices in the rest of the country, it seems that those who live near the stadiums at the moment could be in luck if they ever decided to move home."