Celtic Park

Next Game

Celtic v Motherwell

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Last Game

Ross Co 1 - 2 Motherwell

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Lennon: I can turn it around

Under-fire St Mirren boss Danny Lennon backed himself to turn around the fortunes of his struggling side following their 1-0 defeat at home to Motherwell.

Last Updated: 15/09/13 at 11:31 Post Comment

Danny Lennon: St Mirren boss 'buoyant' despite defeat

Danny Lennon: St Mirren boss 'buoyant' despite defeat

Former St Mirren striker John Sutton scored the only goal of the game to consign the Buddies to their fourth defeat of the season.

The booing that followed the final whistle highlighted the pressure that Lennon is under after collecting just one point so far this campaign.

"I felt that we got a lot of our own identity back today, there was a lot of pleasing stuff from us," said Lennon.

"We had a new formation that we worked hard on all week, and we dominated a lot of possession and got a lot of deliveries into their box.

"We still have to work on our end product though and the one and only ball we don't deal with today, we find ends up in the back of our net.

"I am buoyant. Once again there will be a lot of focus on Danny Lennon's managerial record and ability, but let me tell you, the only focus I have is to prepare this group of players mentally, physically and tactically for a very difficult game against Hibs next Saturday."

The match's controversial incident came midway through an even first half, referee Craig Thomson reversing his decision to award St Mirren a penalty for a Keith Lasley challenge on Conor Newton following consultation with his assistant.

"I felt that both the referee and the assistant looked very confident in the decision that they had originally made, and once a group of Motherwell players showed their frustration to the assistant the decision changed," said Lennon.

"I've never come across that in my time involved in management or playing, so that's frustrating for us, and that seems to be the luck we're not getting just now."

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall was understandably relieved that Thomson revised his initial decision, and he was delighted with the momentum his side are building following their third-straight win.

"I thought we had a clear spot-kick on John Sutton that wasn't given, and then they get one that thankfully the linesman intervened as he saw it was outside the box, and I believe that was the case, so at least they came to the right decision," said McCall.

"I think it was a fair result on chances created. In the second half St Mirren were obviously going to come at us, but we hit the bar, had a one on one and another chance just wide, so chance-wise, I think that it was a deserved three points."

Footer 365

Premier League: West Ham come from behind twice at Hull City to earn 2-2 draw

West Ham twice came from behind to earn a battling 2-2 draw with Hull City in an entertaining clash at the KC Stadium.

Champions League: Martin Skrtel won't play for Liverpool against Ludogorets

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed defender Martin Skrtel will not be risked in Liverpool's return to the Champions League.

Champions League: Arsenal face defensive crisis for Borussia Dortmund trip

Arsenal are facing a defensive crisis ahead of their Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Woke Up This Morning Feeling Fine...

Man United fans are a more than a tad excited, Liverpool fans are a little depressed and we have mails on Mesut Ozil, Newcastle, Aston Villa and lots more...

Fixing The Mess At Old Trafford

Plenty of conclusions on United's win over QPR and their missing link(s), more Ozil frustration, how Liverpool are like lasagne, as well as a word on Diego Costa's temperament...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property