ST MIRREN midfielder Ryan Flynn was left disappointed that Saints couldn’t pick up all three points against Hearts, writes Kyle Gunn

The Buddies drew 0-0 with the Tynecastle side without hitting a shot on target. It came a week after not being able to take advantage of an extra man against Hamilton.

And Flynn believes the Buddies need to be more positive and calm when they get into goal scoring areas.

He said: "You're always disappointed when you've had chances to score goals.

"I thought the first half they've had a couple of chances from set pieces. We hit them on the break and had a couple of good chances. We just need to start taking chances.

"That's three clean sheets at home now so defensively we're solid.

"We're frustrating teams and hitting them on the counter so we've just got to make sure we make it count when we get up there.

"Some of our football was good but it's just the final piece. That's the difference between drawing and three points. 

"We've got to have more shots and get more on target.

"We're getting in these good areas but you've got to test the keeper or you'll never score any goals.

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"I thought Danny (Mullen) when he came on was brilliant. I think he gave us a big lift when he came on. He was outstanding.

"When he came on we looked a threat. It's a hard one because we're doing the right thing and frustrating them but we've got to take our chances when they come."

Flynn reckons that despite his frustrations about not claiming the victory there are definitely positives to take.

He continued: "Hearts at home is always going to be a difficult game.

"There are positives to take but it's really the same message from last weekend.

"You've got make sure you hit the target and work the keeper.

"The defenders dealt with Uche Ikpeazu well. He's obviously a handful.

"They were on the back of two good results so it was never going to be an easy game." 

Jim Goodwin’s men go on the road to Motherwell next weekend and haven’t picked up a point away from home so far.

Something that the former Falkirk man wants to put right.

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"We're away next week and hopefully we can get some points there," Flynn, 31, said. "From the three away games we've not got any points so we have to make sure we go there and put in a better show.

"At home we've not done a lot wrong but our away form has to be better. Hopefully we can be solid away from home on the road and that can be the base and the platform to push on.”