BY Kyle Gunn

RYAN Edwards admits he and his St Mirren teammates are playing for their futures all the time, as they get ready to take on bottom of the table Dundee is this afternoon.

The on loan Hearts midfielder is yet to sample a victory during his stint in Paisley, with Oran Kearney’s side having lost their last seven games in a row.

And Edwards has billed this game, with only one point separating the two teams, as a 'cup final'.

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He said: "If you look at results for the both of us then at this stage of the season both teams need the three points to stay with the pack. There are four or five teams fighting to stay in the league and this is a cup final - it’s a massive game.

"I think you’re always playing for your future. I would imagine the manager is going to make some changes in January and bring in some new players. He has said that he feels the squad is too big currently and I’m sure he would like to bring in some more of his own players to work with. 

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St Mirren skipper Stephen McGinn is likely to miss today's crucial match 

"But, yeah, everyone is playing for their careers and livelihoods because nobody ever wants to be in a team that’s relegated."

Edwards has been through the heartache of relegation only last season with Partick and he wants to use that anguish to stop it happening again. 

He continued: "You have to come in every day and work as hard as possible. If you come in and are negative and start blaming others then it doesn’t help them or yourself.

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"Every situation has to be thought of positively and work as hard as you can to get out of it. Everything the manager has done has been to create a good environment and it’s just about getting that first win. 

"Until the Rangers first goal we were in the game and then had the better chances until Rangers scored with a cross. I feel it will turn soon - sooner rather than later - and I hope it’s Saturday."