Lee Mair reckons St Mirren’s name could be on the League Cup this season after he popped up with a dramatic winner against Hamilton to book their place in the quarter-finals.
The Buddies huffed and puffed against Accies on Tuesday night before blowing the First Division outfit away, thanks to Mair’s last-gasp header.
It wasn’t the prettiest performance from Saints but they are now just one game away from a return trip to Hampden – two years after their last visit there.
Mair was part of the team that made it all the way to the 2010 League Cup Final before cruelly losing to nine-man Rangers.
And the big centre-half believes luck is shining on St Mirren’s latest bid for cup glory.
Mair told Express Sports: “There is a feeling this could be a special season for the club.
“I’ve been in the final with St Mirren before and it would be great to play in that again.
“We’ve got a right chance this season as anyone can beat anyone.”
Hamilton put up stubborn resistance at St Mirren Park as they looked to take the game to extra-time and, ultimately, penalties.
However, Mair was determined that there would be no repeat of last season’s calamity which saw the Buddies being dumped out of the same competition by lowly Ayr United.
He said: “The Ayr game last season was a sore one. We battered them but still lost 1-0. You could look at this game compared to last year and say that we have come on leaps and bounds.
“Last year, we would have lost that game but we showed grit and determination to win it this year.
“I don’t think you can say we didn’t deserve it but Hamilton definitely made it difficult for us.
“We showed our grit and determination and now we are in the next round.”