LENNON LOOKING FOR SEVENTH HEAVEN

Post-match reaction to St Mirren's 2-0 win at Kilmarnock.

Last Updated: 02/05/12 at 23:06 Post Comment

Danny Lennon: Targeting seventh spot

Danny Lennon: Targeting seventh spot

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Danny Lennon has challenged his St Mirren side to secure seventh place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League after defeating Kilmarnock 2-0 at Rugby Park.

Goals from Paul McGowan and Steven Thompson helped Saints to close the gap on seventh-placed Kilmarnock to two points with two games remaining.

Finishing in seventh would ensure St Mirren would achieve their highest league finish since the 1987-88 campaign.

"We can only do what we can ourselves and that's win our remaining games," said Lennon.

"In terms of progression, after that victory we have achieved our biggest points total since the change to three points for a win in the early nineties.

"Seventh would be lovely, it's the highest we can go, however, it's going to be very difficult."

Lennon felt his side reaped the rewards of an excellent first-half display in which they dominated proceedings after a difficult opening five minutes.

Kilmarnock were much improved after the break, but Dean Shiels' penalty miss was as close as they came to forcing an equaliser.

"The mentality and work-rate of the boys tonight was second to none," he added.

"Kilmarnock threw everything at us in the second half and we handled it well.

"I thought some of our play, particularly in the first half was fantastic."

Kenny Shiels felt his side did not deserve to lose, but praised both sides for putting on a show for the 3,645 in attendance at Rugby Park.

"It was a fantastic game of football for anyone to come and watch," he said.

"On Saturday we got the rub of the green and tonight that just didn't happen.

"If you don't defend well you aren't going to win games, but for the last hour we played very well and were unfortunate to lose - any neutral observer would say that.

"We didn't panic and continued to show imagination to try and break through and get behind them."

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