Lennon wants winning streak

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Danny Lennon's St Mirren can overtake Ross County with a victory on Tuesday night

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Danny Lennon's St Mirren can overtake Ross County with a victory on Tuesday night

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon wants his side to take a step up the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a win over Ross County in Dingwall.

The Buddies faced the possibility of being leapfrogged by bottom side Dundee on Saturday but stretched their lead over the Taysiders to four points with a morale-boosting 3-1 victory, which ended a six-game winless run in the league.

Saints can overtake County with a victory over the Highlanders, whom they edged in a nine-goal thriller in Paisley at the end of September.

"We were delighted to get the win against Dundee because it breeds confidence," Lennon said. "We want to create a positive environment and put a run together.

"There is a fine line between winning and losing in the SPL and four out of the six games before the Dundee game could have gone either way. The league is unbelievably tight this year, there are only 10 points between the top 11 teams, but we have the incentive of going above Ross County if we win.

"They have been a welcome addition to the SPL this season. Since they lost their unbeaten run their form has been indifferent but they present a challenge for us.

"It was 5-4 for us the first time we played them this season and we also beat them 2-1 in the Scottish Cup last season up there, so we will be working hard to come out on top again."

County boss Derek Adams wants his side to stay ahead of the chasing Buddies and bounce back from a 2-1 home defeat to Dundee United at the weekend.

Adams said: "It is the nature of the league. It is very tight and we have teams who can move up and down the league quite quickly. We are still sitting in a very good position and we are not far off the top half of the table.

"We have a different idea here. We are just up from the First Division and our main focus is to stay in the Premier League and we will try to do that."

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