STRIKER Simeon Jackson revealed he would still volunteer to take another penalty despite his botched effort contributing to his side’s loss to St Johnstone on Wednesday night, writes Graeme Macpherson.

Jackson apologised to his manager and team-mates after making a mess of a Panenka style chip that was easily saved by goalkeeper Zander Clark with the game still scoreless.

Chris Kane’s goal ended up being the only difference between the sides in Perth, the result leaving St Mirren rooted to the bottom of the Premiership table.

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They welcome 11th-placed Dundee to Paisley tomorrow in what is a crucial relegation encounter and Jackson insists he will step up again if his team is awarded another penalty.

He said: “I have to put my hands up, it was a poor decision for the penalty. I feel like I have let the fans down. If we scored that we would probably get something from the game so I have to apologise for that. I made my mind up really early, I knew I was going to do that but it was just poor execution.

“I apologised to the manager and to the boys. We have a good team spirit here, they didn’t need to tell me how disappointed they are because I knew it myself. At that time of the game, and where we are, it was a poor decision.”

St Mirren manager Oran Kearney wasn’t happy with Jackson’s style of penalty and admitted he would need to have a think about who should take the next one.

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But the Canadian said he would be happy to put his hand up.

He added: “We just have to go again this weekend and try to put it right. And I will put myself forward again if we get another penalty. I want to repay everyone.

“The supporters have been brilliant and I’m sure they will back us again on Saturday.

“We need to dust ourselves down and get a result to repay them. We need to take points off Dundee now, this is the biggest game of the season now.”

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