Rugby Park

Next Game

Kilmarnock v St Mirren

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 15:00

Scots Prem

St Mirren Park

Last Game

St Mirren 1 - 0 Hamilton

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 15:00

Scots Prem

Lennon impressed by striker

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon claimed he would be stunned if his side's chief tormentor Leigh Griffiths does not walk off with a player of the year award this season.

Last Updated: 28/04/13 at 12:00 Post Comment

Danny Lennon: Tipped Hibs' Leigh Griffiths to win top award

Danny Lennon: Tipped Hibs' Leigh Griffiths to win top award

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The PFA Scotland player-of-the-year candidate did his chances of landing the prize a world of good with a double against the Buddies at Easter Road in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Griffiths will end the season having netted seven times in his four encounters with Saints, his latest effort helping to deprive the Paisley men of the chance to confirm Scottish Premier League safety.

And with his total scoring tally now numbering 27 goals, Lennon insisted the Scotland forward, on loan in Edinburgh from Wolves, has done enough to earn individual recognition.

He said: "He's a very good player. I will be very surprised if he's not the worthy winner of the PFA Player-of-the-Year award."

Lennon's team required a win to kill off bottom team Dundee and maintain their own SPL place but their point in Leith, coupled with the Dark Blues' victory against Hearts at Dens Park, meant their battle against the drop would stumble on to next Saturday's meeting with the Jambos at Tynecastle.

"As a neutral it was a very good game," said Lennon, who has seen a 15-point cushion over Dundee reduced to just eight. "But in the first half, all I'll say is that we didn't turn up at all. Those are issues that we'll address internally.

"In the second half we got that bit of urgency along with some good tempo and from a position of being 1-0 down we got ourselves into a 3-2 lead and looking the more likely winner at that stage. But Hibs are a good side and once again they came back into it.

"I must congratulate Dundee and the fight that they are having. But nothing changes for us - we'll still go out there like every other game and our aim and ambition will be to win it."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e pay the living wage, living wage, living wage, and that's the way we like it, we like it, we like it!!! Wooo ohhhh ooooohh

hump3.
All Premier League Clubs Should Be Paying Living Wage

P

laying badly and winning is the mark of champions, they say - but surely that's only true if you *occasionally* play badly and still manage to win on those occasions, while actually looking like champions the rest of the time? I've no idea what United's current performance level is the mark of

stevenjameshyde
When Do You Worry About Winning?

I

d like to add players who push their team-mates out of the way to celebrate on their own

exhausted
The Ten Most Hated Things In Football

Footer 365

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse involved in 'spitting' incident during Newcastle-Manchester United clash

The FA is reviewing an incident during Newcastle's clash with Manchester United when Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse appeared to spit at each other.

Newcastle 0-1 Man United: Evans and Cisse accused of spitting as visitors leave it late...

Manchester United nicked a 1-0 win at Newcastle but Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse were involved in an unsavoury incident.

Gus Poyet charged with improper conduct over Steve Bruce bust-up

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct over his touchline confrontation with Steve Bruce.

Mail Box

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

Look Away Now Please, Sherwood...

Sherwood's cringeworthiness, Matic's Wembley celebrations, why LVG must show balls - it's all here in your Wednesday afternoon Mailbox...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company