St Mirren manager Danny Lennon last night insisted he will never abandon his sexy style of football ... although he would like his team to be a bit less promiscuous at the back.
The Buddies have been banging in the goals this season as Lennon encourages his men to go on the offensive.
They’ve netted DOUBLE the number of goals they had managed at this stage last season – but have been conceding plenty at the other end.
Lennon admits he has urged his players to tighten their defence as they prepare to play host to Celtic in tomorrow’s SPL showdown at St Mirren Park.
But he also insists his attacking style of play is here to stay.
Lennon told Express Sports: “We have found our shooting boots this term and I’m hoping that the goals continue to flow but the international break has given us time to reflect and I know we have to tighten things up at the back.
“We’ve lost more goals than I would have liked, so we need to cut that out to give ourselves every opportunity against Celtic.”
Although Lennon has failed to take a single SPL point from the Hoops in any of their meetings since taking charge of St Mirren, he insists such records are there to be broken.
He added: “During my time in Paisley, we’ve run Celtic close on a number of occasions but it has always been them who have had the ability to dig out a goal.
“On paper, the Celtic game is a mis-match, due to the size of both clubs and their available finances, but that certainly won’t be our mindset going into the game.
“Underdogs can have their day.
“We have only failed to score in one match this season, which I’m hoping is a good sign.”
Lennon will be without the services of long-term crocks Paul McGowan and Darren McGregor for tomorrow’s game , while teenage striker Thomas Reilly, who has an ankle injury, is also expected to miss out.
“We are down to the bare bones in terms of squad numbers,” said Lennon. “I’m looking at around 16 or 17 fit players at the moment.
“It’s hard to beat the top teams with a full compliment, so we will certainly miss players of the calibre of Darren McGregor and Paul McGowan.”