St Mirren striker Simeon Jackson has revealed the last time he experienced four penalties in one match the ref was investigated for match fixing.

Andrew Dallas awarded Rangers four spot kicks in a crazy defeat for the Buddies at the weekend.

Those controversial decisions given against Saints at Ibrox reminded the striker of the four penalties referee Anton Genov dished out in a friendly between Canada and Macedonia in 2009.

Jackson, capped 49 times for the Canucks, missed one from the spot as Macedonia won 3-0 with the Bulgarian ref suspended by Uefa shortly after the match. 

The Canadian striker said: “I’ll be honest, I’ve only had this once before. It was Canada against Macedonia away. There were four pens given – two for us, two for them. The ref got done for match fixing for it just after. Do what you want to do with that."

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Looking at the Rangers decision, Jackson insists his side was hard done by and were well in the game at points.

He continued: "If you give a team four penalties you’re not going to win the game. For me personally, I don’t see them.

“If you can say one, maybe. But even then especially with how we played, keeping the ball the way we did and having a fair amount of possession.

“You’re going up against them at home and you want to give yourself the best chance and stay in the game.

“Even at 1-0 coming out for the second-half you’re thinking you want to make it tough for them and try and nick something, but it wasn’t meant to be and on we go tonight."

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Ahead of tonight's match against Motherwell at the Simple Digital Arena, the Canadian insists that there’s enough in the Buddies changing room to beat the drop. 

He scored the winner the last time when the teams met on December 22 at Fir Park - the last time the Buddies picked up all three points in a league game.

And the club's top scorer knows exactly what type of encounter to expect. 

He added: “We’ve got a really good dressing room, the boys have been great and we’re welcoming the new guys in.

“Motherwell are coming off the back of a few wins but for us our home games are massive so we’ve got to set the tempo, contain what they have and try to get something.”