Danny Lennon frustrated with draw at Dunfermline

Danny Lennon
Lennon singled out Steven Thompson for praise, despite a penalty miss

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon says his side have to improve their finishing after a goalless draw with Dunfermline.

And despite a penalty miss, the Buddies boss praised striker Steven Thompson.

"The players are feeling very disappointed that they didn't take maximum points," he said.

"If there's one downside it is that we didn't have an end product, but that's the type of quality football we want to entertain our fans with."

And the St Mirren manager is promising improvements ahead of Saturday's match at home to Aberdeen.

"It's gone now, we've got a point on the board away from home and we'll dust ourselves down and make sure we've got the end product correct for Saturday."

"You have to take your chances: you can have all the possession you want but at the end of the day it is putting the ball between those sticks that counts."

Thompson saw his 42nd-minute effort pushed away by former Saints goalkeeper Paul Gallacher and he volleyed wide from six yards in the second period as another chance to net a debut goal eluded him.

But his new manager singled him out for praise.

"Steven was terrific for us tonight and even when he did miss it he didn't let his head go down.

"He still led the line by example and created chances for himself and others. That's why he's been at the level he has been."

"I've got to give Dunfermline credit, in the last 15 minutes of the game they put an extra man up front to try and take something from the game.

"They can take a lot of positives from their first half performance especially."