ST MIRREN haven’t picked up a Premiership point away from home this season – and boss Jim Goodwin reckons Celtic Park would be the PERFECT place to start.

The Paisley gaffer saw his side lose 1-0 against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park at the weekend, but the Irishman, who was on the Hoops’ books as a youngster, was delighted with the way they played.

Goodwin, preparing his players for tomorrow night’s Premiership encounter against the eight-in-a-row champions, told the Daily Record: “I can’t fault the players’ efforts.

“They were brilliant in terms of the game-plan and everything had worked.

“Kilmarnock are very dangerous on the counter-attack and they drop 10 men behind the ball looking to break.

“We managed that very well. Our two centre-halves were outstanding and kept Eamon Brophy very quiet all afternoon.

“It’s just a lapse in concentration at a set-play that unfortunately cost us the game.

“Of course, it gets harder against Celtic. When you look at what they’ve been doing to everyone else that has gone there so far this season then it is quite daunting.

“Hopefully, the boys will recover well and we’ll try and come up with a game-plan that will stop Celtic doing what they do well.

“What a great place that would be to go and pick up our first point on the road.”

Goodwin has seen his lose on their travels to Hibs (0-1), Livingston (1-2), Ross County (1-2) and Motherwell (0-2) as well as Killie.

On the other hand, Neil Lennon’s champions have a 100 per cent home record in the league after kicking off with a 7-0 romp against St Johnstone and following up with victories over Hearts (3-1), Kilmarnock (3-1) and Ross County (6-0).


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