Lennon rues Goodwin dismissal

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon was left to rue Jim Goodwin's sending off during their home defeat to Dundee.

Last Updated: 22/04/13 at 16:31 Post Comment

Danny Lennon: Impressed by Dundee's fighting spirit

Danny Lennon: Impressed by Dundee's fighting spirit

The Saints skipper was dismissed by referee Craig Thompson on 65 minutes for a second bookable offence and Dundee capitalised, Carl Finnigan hitting a late winner to seal a 2-1 victory.

Lennon said: "Jim is an important and experienced player for us but he put himself and the team in a difficult position and Craig ran out of patience with him."

Dundee took a fifth-minute lead at Paisley through Jim McAlister but Steven Thompson levelled seven minutes into the second period with a thumping header.

However, after losing Goodwin, Saints found it harder to repel their desperate visitors and were undone with nine minutes remaining.

Lennon was impressed by Dundee and has urged his team to replicate it at Hibernian next week and end their own relegation fears.

"Dundee brought a fighting spirit and desire and that's something I'm hoping my players can learn from in the last four games," he said.

"When we bring our industry, it brings out our strengths. But when we don't, we are very ordinary. In fact we were below ordinary.

"We can look over our shoulder now and see Dundee have picked up good momentum but we are still in a very comfortable position ourselves."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wary over a lack of European football

Louis Van Gaal believes a lack of Champions League football this season could damage Manchester United’s title hopes.

Premier League: Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini not concerned by Yaya Toure's form

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no concerns over the form or commitment of midfielder Yaya Toure.

Transfer news: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho plays down Cristiano Ronaldo transfer talk

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has played down speculation about signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

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