Jamie McGrath has backed his new side to take their exceptional form into tomorrow night’s pivotal clash with Hamilton.
The attacking midfielder made his domestic debut against Hibs on Saturday, helping the Buddies seal a point at Easter Road after coming on as a second-half substitute.
The draw kept Saints’ excellent run of form going, with Jim Goodwin’s team losing just two of their last nine games – both of which were against the Old Firm.
And 23-year-old McGrath believes they’re in perfect shape to beat Accies at the Simple Digital Arena, knowing a win would catapult them six points above their opponents, who currently sit bottom of the
He told Express Sport: “We’re playing very well. That’s two draws against two very good teams and in the first half at Hibs I thought we were exceptional.
“We were the best team on the pitch and obviously going two ahead, you’re going to be gutted not to come away with all three points.
“But they’re a good side. They’re very direct with how they play and I thought the boys at the back did very well.
“We’ve got a lot of momentum behind us after two very positive results. They’re the kind of games we could have got three points from.
“I think we’re playing brilliantly and it’s all about bringing that into tomorrow night which is a really big game.
“We’re going to approach it with the mindset of winning it. We feel that if we do what we have over the last few games then we’ll have no issues at all.”
McGrath admits his domestic debut was a different kettle of fish to his first game for St Mirren, a Scottish Cup walkover against minnows Broxburn Athletic.
And he’s confident he can be a matchwinner for his new side when he gets up to full speed and
He said: “It was very different to my debut against Broxburn. It was much closer and a lot more competitive.
“It was a great experience to come on for the last 30 minutes in such a nice stadium. The atmosphere was great. If I was younger I probably would have been nervous but I’ve got a good bit of experience under my belt now.
“I was happy on a personal level to get out there and get minutes into the legs and help the team get the point.
“Jim told me to go out there and be the matchwinner. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out that way but he told me to be brave and find pockets of space with the ball.
“The momentum swung their way into the final 20 minutes so it was difficult. We did have a few opportunities to catch them on the break near the end but we didn’t utilise that as much as we’d have liked.
“But coming here and taking a point is certainly not a bad thing.”
St Mirren were busy right up to the end of the transfer window, bringing in strikers Alex Jakubiak – who also made his debut in the capital as a sub – and Seifedin Chabbi.
And he believes they will settle in fine into life in Paisley because he has found the adjustment a breeze.
He added: “Jakubiak has a great background and I thought he did very well when he came on.
“He’s only been in a day or two so we’ve all tried our best to get to know him so far.
“It’s tricky coming in as a new player. I know he’ll settle in fine though because I have too.
“The boys have all been top notch with me and the gaffer and the fans. The new boys will have no problems fitting in.”