St Mirren boss Oran Kearney says there’s nothing he can say now that would change the outcome of his side’s crazy encounter at Ibrox on Saturday as he looks ahead to tonight's clash with Motherwell. 

Ref Andrew Dallas gave Rangers four penalties, with Kearney adamant three should not have been awarded.

But the Northern Irishman insists giving his opinion on the matter now would be irrelevant and could even be detrimental. 

He said: ”I took 45 minutes before I came in to try and be measured. There has been a huge amount said about over the last couple of days. It is what it is. The sad fact is it won't alter the outcome of Saturday. What can I say now that will help us or aid us in any way? The only thing I would say would be detrimental towards us. That's why sometimes saying nothing is better.

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”I wouldn't be a referee and I make no bones about that. We have the joy of different angles, still frames and everything else that goes with it. They have a spur moment to make a decision, with the roar of 60,000 people behind it, which makes it a tough shift. Still, it's hurt us badly on Saturday and probably my biggest disappointment is they view that it would not have mattered anyway.

”That's probably the thing that pi**ed me off the most about the weekend, I felt that particularly us getting to the 60 minute mark at 1-0, given where we are in the league, I could sense that they felt they should have been 4-0 up but for me when the second goes in Rangers are a different team.

Looking beyond Saturday's controversial match, Saints welcome the Steelmen to the Simple Digital Arena tonight with Kearney challenging his players to emulate Motherwell’s recent four-game winning streak.

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Saints are currently on a losing run, having lost their last five league games.

And while Kearney refuses to prioritise any single game in this league, the importance of the Well match is not lost on the Buddies boss.

Speaking ahead of the match, the gaffer said: “What we can’t do is prioritise games and write off games like Hearts and Aberdeen. We also have to be in the mindset to go to places like that and pick up points.

“Tonight is big because Motherwell are a team in and around us. To be fair to them, they’ve had a great run in the last three or four games. If we can emulate that and hit four or five games like they have, it would have a huge impact on our season.”