BUDDIES gaffer Danny Lennon has warned his players there will need to be a dramatic improvement in performance from the last time they faced Inverness Caley Thistle if they want to win all three points on Saturday.
The St Mirren players were well below par when they locked horns with the Highlanders at the Tulloch Stadium on October 1 as Caley eased to a 2-1 win.
And Lennon insists that a similar performance from his men this weekend could have disastrous consequences.
He explained: “I would go as far as to say that was our worst performance of the season – including last Saturday’s loss at Celtic – so we will need to be on our toes from the first whistle.
“I’ve watched Inverness a number of times this season and, like most other people, I reckon they are in a false position at the bottom of the league.
“We need to repay our supporters who made the long journey up to Inverness at the start of last month and a win on Saturday would be a good start.”
Lennon will tell his players to ignore the league table and treat Caley Thistle with the respect they deserve.
He said: “I know the league table doesn’t lie but the SPL is so competitive and, on their day, Caley are capable of beating anyone.
“Any team that can score six goals at Kilmarnock must be treated with the utmost respect and they will get that from us.”
Lennon also admits he will be kicking every ball come 3pm on Saturday, such is his passion for the game.
He said: “Some football people say that, once the players cross that white line, there is nothing a manager can do but that doesn’t stop me kicking and heading every single ball.
“It’s like I’m playing in all 11 positions at the same time and I can assure you that I’m just as tired as the players at the end of the game!”