ST MIRREN manager Oran Kearney reckons his team didn't get the rub of the green as they lost 2-0 to Rangers at the weekend.

The lunchtime defeat in Paisley means the Buddies have now taken just one point from the last 33 available.

Daniel Candeias opened the scoring for Rangers late in the game when what appeared to be an attempted cross flew high into the St Mirren net.

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Alfredo Morelos then killed the contest by firing home a second goal shortly before full-time.

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Kearney said: "We're disappointed to lose the game.

"The first goal is very important and if it's a shot and it went in then I'll doff my cap but if it's a cross then that's a disappointing one.

"The first goal into the last part of the game was always going to have a huge effect."

Meanwhile, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard branded referee Willie Collum's decision to send off winger Candeias as an "embarrassment".

The Ibrox boss also took aim at the coin-throwers shaming Scottish football after Morelos became the latest target to be struck.

Gerrard had no complaints about the first caution for Candeias, which he received for leaping into the away end as he celebrated the opener.

But he was left furious by Collum's decision to flash yellow again as the former Benfica winger got involved in a confrontation with Saints defender Anton Ferdinand.

Gerrard said: "Daniel deserved his first yellow card. He was emotional and got carried away after scoring a goal.

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"There was a coming together with Anton Ferdinand and he doesn't do anything other than try to get the man off."

Gerrard was also quizzed about Morelos being struck by a coin as he celebrated his goal two minutes into stoppage time in front of the home support in the West Stand.

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Coming just four days after Neil Lennon was felled by an object hurled from the crowd at Tynecastle, he asked: "Is it going to have to take someone's eye to come out or someone to be badly hurt from an object for us to make it stop?

"These people shouldn't be at a football match. You just ban them forever. It's that simple. Then it will stop."