We won’t be rocked by Sons
McGinn ready for tough clash with Dumbarton
St Mirren captain Stephen McGinn insists Saints are out to prove a point when they take on Dumbarton tomorrow.
Coming up against a host of former St Mirren players in the Sons ranks, McGinn admits that his side will have to be wary of the threat posed.
And he reckons that it could prove to be a tricky afternoon for the Saints if they aren’t at their best from the get go.
McGinn said: “I’ve never come across most of the St Mirren boys who play for Dumbarton – most of them had left by the time I arrived.
“But when you face your former club you always want to prove a point and I’m sure that they will be no different.
“We need to be wary of that, but we need to show them why they are not here any more.
“As well as being a very organised team, Stevie Aitken has done a brilliant job and Dumbarton are hard to break down. “It’s not an easy place to go. “You need to play the ground, the pitch, and it is usually windy conditions when you go down there as well.
“But if we are to get to where we want to be, it is the sort of game that we need to win.”
McGinn made his first start on his return to St Mirren in February, with the Buddies being held to a 2-2 draw whilst battling relegation.
Goals from David Clarkson and Harry Davis weren’t enough to seal the points on that occasion as the pressure mounted on the side.
But McGinn insists that the side are still under pressure despite finding themselves at the right end of the table this time around.
With the likes of Dunfermline and Dundee United all waiting for St Mirren to slip up, the midfielder believes that the Paisley side need to continue in the same winning vein that has catapulted them to the top of the table.
He added: “We go down there still under pressure, although it’s a different sort of pressure.
“When we went there last time we were sitting at the bottom of the league, scrapping about and scrambling for points.
“It is definitely a much nicer position to be in going there sitting at the top of the league.
“I think you can see by the league that every game is up for grabs.
“But the way we are going, we need to approach it with the right mentality.”
Point to make McGinn with Saints gaffer Jack Ross