ST MIRREN sit too deep because of their position in the table and lack quality in the final third. 

That's the view of defender Paul McGinn, who believes the Buddies need to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible. 

Tony Watt’s 88th minute header enough to give Tommy Wright’s St Johnstone all three points on Boxing Day and make it three defeats in four for the Paisley side.

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They face Kilmarnock tomorrow and McGinn says they need to take better care of the ball.

He said: "The ball never stuck up front and we kept giving it away against St Johnstone.

"If you’re going to do that at this level, then you’ll get punished.

"I thought we just maybe had a lack of quality and were giving it away all the time.

“Even I was guilty of a couple of crosses straight into the keeper. 

"We were giving it away up top and then sitting too deep. So yeah, as you can tell, I’m not best pleased."

With seven fixtures in the month of December, the right back is looking forward to the winter shut down.

Before then the Buddies end the year with a trip to Ayrshire to face Steve Clarke’s Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon.

But the 28-year-old says he’d rather have played on Thursday to try and get back to winning ways.

He continued: "I was desperate to get back out there and make amends for the defeat against St Johnstone.  

"I'll be in a huff for the next few days just waiting for the chance to put it right.

"Sso hopefully a few quick sleeps and we can go again.

“We are short in numbers as well.

"We lost the boy Cody Cooke, who is quite a physical presence up front and who was good for us on Saturday.

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"That allowed players to play around him. We’ve got a thin squad and everyone knows it, so we just need to do our best.

"It’s just frustrating that we gave that one away. We need to start winning home games or it will not be positive at the end of the season."