Manager Danny Lennon believes his St Mirren side must find improved levels of consistency in order to achieve better things in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
The Paisley club have enjoyed a good week of results after grabbing a 1-1 draw against Motherwell courtesy of Thomas Reilly's late goal, and then cruising to a 5-1 victory over Ayr United in the second round of the Scottish Communities League Cup.
St Mirren now travel to face Aberdeen in the SPL and Lennon is hoping his team can build on two good performances.
"For 89 minutes of the Motherwell game and throughout the cup tie against Ayr, some of the football we played was fantastic and we scored some wonderful goals," said Lennon.
"We need to reach the levels of consistency that we strive for. Last season our downfall was that when we put a result together we very seldom backed it up.
"That's the message I am trying to get across to the players, there is no place for inconsistency here. The Aberdeen game is a good chance for us to prove that we are over these problems and that we can reach the levels that we desire.
"I certainly believe Aberdeen have the potential for a very good season and that they will finish above where they have in the past three campaigns."
St Mirren have taken their former player, Franco Miranda, on trial as they continue their search for cover in the left-back position. The 27-year-old Argentinian spent two seasons on loan with the Buddies from CAI in his homeland before leaving for Chacarita Juniors in 2009.
"Franco trained with the lads yesterday, we will asses his situation - it's a very difficult situation as he hasn't had a pre-season," Lennon said.
"What we are looking at is someone that is going to come in and fit into the family, has the right character and can play. We are delighted with our squad at the moment and what we are trying to do is identify someone that can come in and give us a helping hand. I won't bring in anybody just for the sake of it, I would much prefer in developing the kids that we have at the club."
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