With his side yet to pick up a single point on the road so far this season, St Mirren midfielder Ryan Flynn knows their away form simply isn't acceptable.

And, on a run of seven consecutive defeats on their travels, it doesn't get any easier for the Buddies this afternoon as they get set to take on Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

It has been eight years since St Mirren picked up a win in the granite city, and with Derek McInnes' men winning three or their last four outings, 31-year-old Flynn knows the Paisley side are facing a battle against a form team.

“At home, our performances have been really good," Flynn said.

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"Especially winning last Saturday againsr Ross County, I felt we could have really kicked on. We did, we played well, we’ve just got to move on from it. I’m really looking forward to the game today. Our away form hasn’t been good enough, that’s blatant. It’s a tough place to go and they are playing well, but we have to put our away form right.

“Out of the last so many games, it’s only really Celtic, who have done well against Aberdeen. We know it’s going to be a really hard game, but we went up there last year and put a good performance on.

"Performances have been better but it’s all about points. We need to go up there and get a result.”

Flynn draws confidence from that 2-2 draw St Mirren picked up at Pittodrie last season. 

The Buddies were ahead twice in that one back in Februaru before being pegged back in the second-half.

And the former Sheffield United and Falkirk man says one away result could be all that the Paisley club needs.

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Flynn continued: “Our defence is good. After conceding three goals in the last two games, it doesn’t seem like that, but it has been really good. We went up there last season we went in front twice, we should have been up a third, offside for Kyle McAllister’s goal. 

"There is belief within the changing room, I don’t know what goes on from the outside. The performances are good but the away form is not good enough. That’s something we have to address and address fast, you can’t just completely rely on your home form.

"No points away from home is not good enough, you pick up the odd draw here and there and you are suddenly up the table a little bit. It’s going to be so tight between now and the end of the season. Every point matters and if we get a scrappy 1-0 I’ll take that all the way.

“I think that’s one of the things you need to look at. Go and get one point, one win, whatever it is, just to kickstart and get some momentum away from home. I look at it as a massive game. We’re going up there and they will be definitely favourites.They will be looking to bounce back from St Johnstone too so it will be a battle.” 

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