St Mirren boss Danny Lennon still wary of relegation

Danny Lennon
Lennon insists St Mirren are not fully safe from relegation

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon refused to accept his side are out of relegation trouble after beating Scottish Premier League bottom club Hamilton.

The Buddies are now nine points ahead of Hamilton, but Lennon insists there's still work to be done.

"We're certainly not safe," said Lennon. "It's a massive boost - as it would have been for Hamilton.

"But we have important games to come, and we have Aberdeen in midweek, which is what we have our sights on."

Michael Higdon netted a hat-trick in the space of 10 minutes in St Mirren's 3-1 home win, in a match which saw Accies' Martin Canning red-carded for denying Paul McGowan a goalscoring opportunity.

Lennon singled out Higdon for praise, but insisted it was a team performance and was delighted to give the club's supporters a well-earned win.

"It was wonderful," said Lennon of Higdon's hat-trick. "I'm delighted for ther big man.

"He gets a few chances every game and what he seems to do is miss the easy ones, but he's always able to turn something into a bit of magic.

"Every time he's in the box, you feel something is going to happen.

"More importantly, we were giving him quality balls and even though he's a big lad, he likes the ball at his feet.

"We were delighted with the response and the result, and I'm delighted for the supporters who came to the game."