ST MIRREN boss Oran Kearney admits he left frustrated by individual errors against Celtic on Wednesday despite acknowledging that taking anything from the game would have been a bonus. 

The Paisley side lost 4-0 away to the champions with the two first-half goals coming from a free header and a spot kick. 

But Kearney insists their destiny is still in their own hands despite the Parkhead defeat leaving his side at the bottom of the table.

He said: “I don’t think anyone would have expected us to get a result from Celtic, so I’m not so sure about the bounce back aspect from it. It is frustrating that the guys are switching off at crucial times, but I think that is a frustration of managers around the world. At different clubs people are assigned different roles and have different responsibilities.

"When you look back, their first goal comes from the first stoppage in play. It is just down to people not doing jobs and it is very hard to legislate for that. It gives you an uphill battle, especially at Celtic Park.

“We are not in a mindset of rushing to see how other teams are doing or to try and control other teams results. At this moment in time, all of our destiny is in our own hands. At this moment in time it is our job to get safe. Whatever other teams are doing at this moment in time is not our concern.”

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The Buddies welcome Neil Lennon's Hibernian side to the Simple Digital Arena on Sunday before continuing a tough month or so of fixtures with Rangers and Aberdeen to come in the next few weeks. 

And Kearney says home form will be crucial in the fight for survival.

He continued: “Home form is going to be key. Some of our better results have come at home and we have shown to be quite strong here against the majority of opposition. I think we have got to hold on to that and ensure we get that similar type of performance.”

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“It is a tough run and if you look at our run of fixtures we have coming off the break, we knew it was going to be tough. We still have business to do in this transfer window, it is frustrating at this moment in time but we are very close to completing a few.

"Ideally we would like to be in a position that those deals were over the line heading into these games.”