By Kyle Gunn 

St Mirren midfielder Ryan Flynn insists the Paisley players don't worry about criticism levelled at them from outwith the dressing room.

He spoke out after former Celtic striker Chris Sutton - now a pundit on BT Sport - accused some Saints staff of playing their part in the decision to sack Alan Stubbs as manager just 77 days after he was appointed.

Flynn said that, instead of concerning themselves with such criticism, the players are focused on doing their talking on the pitch at Hamilton Accies this afternoon. 

He added: “Things are going to get said. I don’t think anyone can worry about that. Our job is to get points and put in performances for the club and for the fans.

“These things happen in football. We know what goes on in the dressing room, we’ve just got to make sure that, on Saturday, we put in a good performance and move on.

"There’s not a lot we can do about what’s said from anybody, we just move on.”

Former Sheffield United man Flynn has come up against new Accies signing Matt Kilgallon in his time down south and knows that the veteran defender and his team-mates will be desperate to get back to winning ways after suffering defeat against newly-promoted Livingston last weekend. 

“Hamilton is going to be a difficult game," said Flynn. "They were beaten last week, so they’ll be looking for a reaction. They’re at home and they’ll be looking to try to get three points from us.”