St Mirren midfielder Cammy MacPherson has revealed there is a bittersweet feeling after his extended run in the team thanks to the injury which ended his pal Kyle Magennis’ season.

The academy graduate actually played centrally alongside Magennis for a couple of games before he suffered cruciate ligament damage at Ibrox in the first league game after the winter break. 

And MacPherson also spoke highly of Ryan Flynn who himself picked up the same injury in the 1-1 home draw with Hamilton on Wednesday night.

He said: “Me and Kyle were obviously in the midfield together for a couple of weeks before he got injured. He got that bad injury at Ibrox which I didn’t want to see because he’s a good mate and a very good player. Hopefully he recovers well.

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"It’s bittersweet for me because obviously it’s a bad one but it’s given me a chance to get a run in the team in my favourite position. 

“Since I got my place and a goal against Hamilton, I’ve kept my place. It’s about 10 games now and hopefully they’ll continue. I was getting frustrated at the start of the season because I was coming in but at right-back, which isn’t my natural position but I had to cover.

"You just have to keep working hard and then your chance will come. Midfield is my best position. The last couple of months, from the 10 games I’ve been in, we’ve only lost two and they were to the Old Firm by a single goal.

"Flynny is also one of those players who can play anywhere. He’s definitely a better right-back than me.”

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Elsewhere, MacPherson is one of only a handful in the current St Mirren who have first-hand experience of playing at Hampden Park - albeit it was when Saints faced Queen's Park at the national stadium in the Betfred League Cup at the start of last season. 

And he knows that he’ll be one step closer to playing in a full capacity Hampden if he helps the Buddies to book a quarter-final spot against Motherwell today. 

He continued: “The Scottish Cup does have a buzz about it. We know if we get to the last eight then we could maybe make the semi-finals and get to Hampden.

"I played there in the League Cup last year against Queens Park but the stands were empty. It would be great to see it more full on a big occasion.”

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