ST MIRREN manager Jack Ross admitted he was left frustrated by Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Morton, but is keen to take the positives after his side stayed two points clear at the top of the Championship.

Saints twice took the lead through an Ian McShane penalty and a fine finish from Gavin Reilly in the second half of the Renfrewshire Derby, only to be pegged back by a terrific strike from Andy Murdoch and a Gary Harkins penalty.

Dunfermline’s defeat to Inverness meant The Buddies would’ve taken a four-point lead in the table had they held on for three points.

But Ross insisted he was pleased with his team’s display on derby day.

He said: “The way I am with the players, we always tend to err on the positive side. It’s another point towards our total, it’s another week that we remain to of the league.

“The frustrating thing is we’ve been ahead twice in a home game so you’d hope it would be three points. A win would’ve given us a good cushion at the top.

“For that squad to be top given some of the challenges we’ve had this year is terrific and they deserve a lot of plaudits for that.

“And I thought we played a lot of the game on the front foot.”