ST Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has backed his misfiring Saints to rediscover their scoring touch.

Goals from James Scott and Chris Long did the damage in Lanarkshire on Saturday as St Mirren fell to a 2-0 defeat in another frustrating day for the Buddies’ front men.

Cody Cooke and Danny Mullen have two goals between them this season while Jon Obika and Junior Morias are yet to find the back of the net.

Goodwin said: “I have great belief in the group and we have some very good attacking players. I believe in them all.

“We’ve got players who can cause teams problems but for whatever reason it is not quite clicking.

“It is up to me as manager to come up with a solution and to put the right personnel in the right positions and hopefully we will get that goal.

“It would be nice to get our noses in front and see what that feels like and see if the opposition can break us down for a change.

“We have to do more but is not all doom and gloom. Motherwell are a good side and are sitting third in the table having won five out of their last six games but we are only three points from seventh place.

“But the lack of goals is concerning and we have do something about it.”

The defeat to Stephen Robinson’s Steelmen means the Saints head into the international break in the relegation play-off zone, just a point off rock bottom St Johnstone.

He said: “We’re disappointed with the final result, obviously. In the first half we showed them too much respect.

“We sat off them. The players were only doing what I asked them to do, I take responsibility for that.

“I thought we could exploit the space in behind on the counter attack but it didn’t quite work as I had hoped.

“In the second half we were a bit more on the front foot and it was a lot more even.

“But at this moment in time it’s just not falling for us.”