ST Mirren boss Oran Kearney says the Buddies know what's at stake in their relegation 'six-pointer' with Dundee today, writes Kyle Gunn.  

Saints welcome Jim McIntyre’s side to Paisley with just a point between the two teams with the visitors a place above their hosts in the Premiership table. 

St Mirren had the chance to leapfrog Dundee by beating St Johnstone on Wednesday night, but failed thanks to a missed Simeon Jackson penalty and Mateo Muzek error. 

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And with their top flight status in danger, Kearning wants his men to take more care over the simple things. 

He said: “Some other weekends you’re coming in after the game waiting to hear how other teams have got on and how the table changes but we don’t need that. 

"The key thing is to take care of the business that lies in front of us and if we can do that then we know we’re in a better place.

“We’d spoken about it prior to the game with the players about the stage of the season we’re in – about doing the simple things well. 

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"Take care of throw ins, corners, restarts and all the simple things and make them the best that you can. Even at the other end not to take risks and have no shame to put the ball into the stand or over it.

"We gave them a head start but said 'come on there’s a chance we can get something here' and that’s the thing for us which is most disappointing.”

Jackson was criticised by his boss in the wake of the midweek defeat after his failed Panenka penalty.

READ MORE: Oran Kearney blasts Jackson for missed Panenka

But boss Kearney insists that the Canadian’s reaction has been exemplary.

He continued: “You can’t put the penalty down to bad luck. Simeon will be the first to put his hands up. I’ve had a good chat with him and he’s in the same place. 

“He’s such a good guy and he’s been so good for us all season and work tremendously hard. 

"I suppose when I’m standing watching that at this stage in the season knowing everything that is at play I’m not expecting the most accurate penalty in the world but one that is hit quite hard."

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