St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has revealed that Kyle McAllister is out of Saturday’s crucial home clash with St Johnstone.

The winger missed the 2-0 defeat against Motherwell before the international break and Goodwin has confirmed that he has been dealt a blow with the summer re-signing set to miss out once again against Tommy Wright’s men.

He said: “Kyle tweaked his back a couple of weeks ago and he’s not fully recovered yet. It’s not a major concern, it’s just something we have to manage at the moment. 

“Any kind of issue with someone’s back is a difficult one, it’s not something you can play through because it can have an impact on other parts of your body, like your groins and your hamstrings. 

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“Kyle has had a history of problems in the past with his back and his hips. We need a to manage him properly. I don’t want to rush him back and have him break down again in a month’s time. When he’s back I need him to stay a part of the squad and not to be stop-start all of the time. We hope to have him back in the squad in the next week to 10 days.”

With just one point separating the Buddies and St Johnstone at the bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership table, Goodwin has also admitted that the importance of the game is not lost on him.  

He added: “Every single one of the boys was disappointed after the Motherwell game.

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“We gave them a couple of days off over the weekend but now we’re back in, working hard and looking forward to the St Johnstone game.

“I’m of the mindset to just keep the games coming; win, lose or draw.

“St Johnstone are sitting a place below us and we’d like to keep it that way on Saturday.”

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