St Mirren v Ross County preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:47

St Mirren v Ross County preview

The left-back missed the 5-0 defeat at Motherwell on Tuesday after injuring his hip in the warm-up.
Defender Marc McAusland has a tight hamstring but should face the Staggies, while Isaac Osbourne is the only confirmed absentee for the St Mirren Park clash as he recovers from ankle surgery.
In-form Ross County travel south in great heart, with manager Jim McIntyre basking in the glow of a second successive manager of the month award.
It is only the second time a Premiership boss has claimed back-to-back monthly accolades since Neil Lennon in December and January last season.
County’s record of seven wins from the last eight matches caps a remarkable turnaround for a side six points adrift at the bottom in early February; they are now 13 points clear of Monday night’s hosts.
Darren Barr remains out for County while Rocco Quinn and Richard Brittain are are not expected to feature.
County manager Jim McIntyre: “St Mirren are a dangerous animal. They’re going to be going out there trying to put on a really positive and strong performance, especially in front of their home crowd because they’ve had it hard this season. From our point of view, we know we’re going to be in a tough match.”

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