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O’Halloran compounds Saints woes

Substitute is sent off after reckless challenges

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second half. There was a hint of misfortune when Roofe’s blocked strike fell for Hagi.

His effort was fierce but Clark in the home net would still think he should have been able to prevent the ball squirming from his grasp.

“The way we conceded goals was too easy. And conceding them in such a short space of time from our own mistakes,” summarised midfield man Wotherspoo­n.

“First half they didn’t cause us many problems but obviously we can’t switch off.

We need to be more discipline­d and compact to not allow these easy opportunit­ies. You could tell in the team that it hit the confidence badly. We tried to encourage and push on.

“We got a couple of chances and showed a bit of character, but it’s far too late for that when you’re 3-0 down.”

The fixture will prove to be one of full-back Danny McNamara’s last after he was recalled by parent club Millwall. He will be available for Aberdeen, Hamilton and Ross County before heading to London.

“Danny has been great and has fitted in so well to the system,” Wotherspoo­n added. “He suits the role at wing-back.

“It’s unfortunat­e he has to go back but we’ll look forward to seeing who comes up. We still have a few games left in him.

“Around this time there are games constantly. We need to move on, really stick together and focus on Aberdeen on Saturday.

“The belief and confidence we had, we need to get back to that.”

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