Ahead of his side taking on Motherwell tomorrow afternoon, Jim Goodwin has revealed he's had to escort his misfiring strikers off the training pitch this week as they've been desperate to get in extra shifts. 

St Mirren have failed to score in their last two games, playing out goalless draws against both Hamilton and Hearts.

Goodwin's side have found the net just three times across seven Ladbrokes Premiership games after also drawing blanks against Albion Rovers and East Kilbride in the Betfred Cup.

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Strike duo Junior Morias and Jon Obika have yet to open their Buddies accounts but the gaffer insists he still believes in his players.

"The strikers have been brilliant in terms of their application and their attitude in training," Goodwin told Gazette Sport. "Lee Sharp spends a lot of time with them in the afternoon - it's trying to get them off the training ground that is the hard part because you don't want them doing too much.

"I keep saying it, but the boys are not missing opportunities and not scoring goals through the lack of trying and lack of effort, including in training.

"The hard part is trying to emulate the pressures of a match situation. You might only get two or three clear opportunities on a match day and you’ve got to take one. Hopefully it changes this weekend. We’ve had two boring draws, so we don’t want another one this weekend.”

Buddies travel to North Lanarkshire this weekend as they face high-flying Motherwell at Fir Park, with Goodwin adding: "There are no easy games obviously, but Motherwell are in fine form and are sitting third in the table. They are very well organised defensively and also definitely carry an attacking threat.

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"The boys are in a good place and the atmosphere in training is really positive, really bubbly. If we can continue to be as really solid as we have been defensively then you’d like to think things will change at the top end.

"That’s what we’re hoping for at the weekend. I don’t care if it goes off somebody’s backside or if it’s an OG or a penalty, we’re desperate for anything at this moment in time.”

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