Danny Lennon has said that St Mirren’s own ambition means that they will be focused on beating Dunfermline, even though it could end the Pars’ SPL hopes.
Dunfermline manager Jim Jefferies believes the match is a “must win” for his side if they are to have any hope of avoiding relegation and while Lennon feels for his counterpart, he is putting points before the personal.
“We all know what we’re coming into at the beginning of the season and how ruthless this game can be,” Lennon told STV. “It’s not over one game against ourselves tomorrow, it’s over the whole season.
“I can certainly empathise, I was dragged into it slightly last season.
“But we’re looking to progress and to do what’s best for our football club, like Dunfermline.
“We certainly know that we’ll have nothing other than a difficult game tomorrow. We must be ready and prepared for that challenge.”
For the St Mirren boss, after missing out on the top six hopes remain of finishing “best of the rest” and taking seventh place in the table.
“We certainly find ourselves in a new territory in terms of looking up the way and challenging for that seventh place,” he admitted.
“We’ll be doing everything in our means in the remaining five games to give us every opportunity to do so.
“Where we are in terms of progression this season is that I think since three points were awarded for a victory this is our best return at this stage of the season.
“It’s something we look to improve upon and have a high percentage of points come the 12th of May.”