St Mirren ended the weekend in fourth place and now have won only two of their last 10 matches in all competitions after their 2-0 defeat to Rangers.

A double from Abdallah Sima secured the three points for the Ibrox side as they returned to winning ways after back-to-back draws.

However, St Mirren boss Stephen Robinson did not criticise his players. He said: “I’m not sure what people expect when you look at the resources.

"We had a loss of £1.6 million when I arrived and now we’re sitting fourth with no debt.

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“The only people that deserve credit for that are the players.

“They are the ones that have turned it round, they have made the crowds come back and they are the ones selling merchandise.

“They are putting performances in on the pitch so they won’t get any criticism from me.

“They are brilliant, brilliant boys with 100 per cent commitment and enthusiasm.

“They play for the badge every single week and I’ve got nothing but praise for this group of players.”