Danny Lennon has set his side a target of seventh spot in the league, a position he hopes will allow him more scope in the transfer market for next season.
The Buddies boss sees the increased prize money from finishing ‘best of the rest’ this season as a potential boost to his hopes of strengthening his squad for next year.
Lennon admits that his budget will be significantly lower than many of his rivals next campaign but is confident that he can use whatever resources available to him to great use.
“We live within our means. Our budget will be relatively lower than most in the league anyway so it’s not going to upset us too much.
“If we do manage to finish two to three places higher than what we have in previous seasons then it will be welcome additional money.
“How much of that I get is another matter but I’m certain we’ll put it to good use whatever we do.”
The Saints manager had set his sights on a top six finish earlier in the campaign but now hopes his side can finish the season in the manner he feels his players deserve.
“As a group of players they have been special and wonderful to work with this season.
“Anything we have thrown at them it’s never been a problem, anytime we’ve had to change and adapt it’s never been a problem.
“They are absolutely terrific professionals and I want them to do it for themselves.”
Lennon also paid tribute to the togetherness of everyone at St Mirren and feels that everyone is pulling in the same direction.
“Wednesday evening’s result was an absolutely fantastic team performance and when I say team I mean from the players to my staff, to the directors and more importantly the 600 wonderful supporters that seen us through, they have been absolutely fantastic for us this season.”