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St. Mirren Preview

St Mirren v Dundee Match Preview

Dundee travel to Paisley on Saturday to play St Mirren in their first Ladbrokes Premiership match of the 2018/19 campaign and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: St Mirren v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 4th August 2018

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Simple Digital Arena

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1877

STADIUM: Simple Digital Arena

CAPACITY: 8,023

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Alan Stubbs

CHAIRMAN: Gordon Scott

NICKNAME: The Buddies or The Saints

MASCOTS: The Paisley Panda

CLUB COLOURS: Black and White

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 1926, 1959, 1987

Scottish League Cup winners: 2012/13

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) champions: 1976/77,

1999/2000, 2005/2006

Scottish League Second Division (2nd tier): 1967/68

Scottish League Challenge Cup winners: 2005/06

Victory Cup: 1919

Anglo-Scottish Cup: 1979/60

Summer Cup: 1943

RECORD WIN: 15-0 v Glasgow University, Scottish Cup, 30/1/1960

CLUB WEBSITE: www.stmirren.com

Getting to the Ground

The full address of the Paisley 2021 Stadium for Sat-Nav is The Paisley 2021 Stadium, St Mirren Park, Greenhill Road, Paisley ,Renfrewshire, PA3 1RU

By Road

Follow signs for Paisley & Glasgow Airport. Exit the M8 at Junction 29 (St James’ Interchange) which is just after Glasgow Airport turn off if travelling east to west. Be careful not to exit on to the A737 which is signposted for Irvine. It is best to stay in the middle lane when passing the Airport as this leads naturally to the St James’ Interchange exit.

At the interchange, take the first left onto a dual carriageway with some football parks on the left hand side. Follow this road and after a sharp right hand bend you should now be in Greenock Road. Then take your first right on to Clark Street and drive to the end of the street which is the junction with Greenhill Road, turn left and you will see the stadium on the opposite side of the road.

Car Parking

Check the No Waiting/Parking restrictions on ALL streets:

  • Murray Street between railway bridge and MacKean Street on north side of the street – also on the south side of the street between MacKean Street and Greenock Road
  • MacFarlane Street on the north side of the street
  • Ferguslie Park Avenue beyond the perimeter of the stadium
  • MacKean Street on the west side of the street
  • Clark Street on the south side of the street between MacKean Street and Greenock Road

Coach Parking

Clark Street on the north side of the street

Enter Clark Street at Greenhill Road – BEFORE LOW BRIDGE

Please be careful not to block the residents’ driveways and/or entrances to local businesses.

By Rail

Get train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Paisley St James – exit from the station is straight onto Greenhill Road where the stadium is facing you

By Bus

Most buses will stop at Paisley Cross or Mill Street, from both you will see the Paisley Town Hall. From the Town Hall cross the High Street towards the Piazza Shopping Centre, when acoss walk towards the town centre until you come to Gilmour Street. Turn right on to Gilmour Street and walk towards the railway station which is about 150 yards away. From there you can get train to Paisley St James

Walking

If you prefer to walk the following routes are advised by the police:

Away fans: cross road to Love Street continue up the street till you come to Albion Street where you will turn left. Follow Albion Street until you come to the junction with Greenock Road where you will turn right. Cross the road then walk about 200 yards before taking your first left on to Clark Street. Walk straight up Clark Street to the end of the street which is the junction with Greenhill Road, turn left and you will see the the stadium on the opposite side of the road. Access to the North Stand will be from Ferguslie Park Avenue

Match Officials

REFEREE: Alan Muir

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Paul O’Neill
ASSISTANT REREREE: Michael Banks

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Steven Kirkland

Head to Head v St Mirren

LEAGUE: Won 85, Drawn 42, Lost 76

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 6, Drawn 1, Lost 3

LEAGUE CUP: Won 5, Drawn 1, Lost 3

TOTALS: Won 96, Drawn 44, Lost 82

Last Five Dundee v St Mirren Matches

  1. 20/1/2017 | Home | Scottish Cup | Lost 2-0 | 3,622
  2. 24/1/2015 | Away | SPL | Won 2-1 | 4,010 | Irvine, Davidson
  3. 27/12/2014 | Home | SPL | Lost 3-1 | 6,447 | Irvine
  4. 28/8/2014 | Away | SPL | Won 1-0 | 4,517 | MacDonald
  5. 20/4/2013 | Away | SPL | Won 2-1 | 4,002 | McAlister, Finnegan

Last Meeting

Dundee stumbled out of the Scottish Cup in January 2017 against a St Mirren side who put aside their struggles in the Championship to earn a deserved 2-0 win. John Sutton put the Buddies ahead midway through the first half. When Jack Baird added a second goal shortly after half time, the Dark Blues couldn’t lift their game to stage a fightback and St Mirren closed out the tie comfortably.

Dundee FC: Bain, Kerr Etxabeguren, Gadzhalov, Holt, Hateley (Williams 57), McGowan (c), El Bakhtaoui (Duffy 57), O’Hara, Wighton, Haber

Unused subs: Mitchell (gk), Vincent, Ross, Curran, Gomis.

Booked: none.

St Mirren: O’Brien, Fjelde, Baird, MacKenzie, Irvine (c), Storie, McAllister (MacPherson 90+2), Magennis (Whyte 73), Mallan, Morgan, Sutton (Clarkson 84)

Unused subs: Langfield (gk), Webster, McLear, O’Keefe.

Goals: Sutton (24), Baird (47).

Booked: Mallan.

Attendance: 3,622 (523 St Mirren supporters).

Referee: Bobby Madden. Assistants: Graham Chambers, Jordan Stokoe.

Top Scorers

ST MIRREN: McGinn, Smith 2: Mullen, Coulson, Stewart, Kellerman 1

DUNDEE: Moussa 2; Mendy, Wighton, Spence, McGowan 1

St Mirren’s Season So Far

St Mirren’s season started in the Betfred Cup away to fellow Premiership side Kilmarnock and after the 0-0 draw at Rugby Park, they won the bonus point by winning the shoot out 3-0

The Saints had to rely on penalties again in their next match at home to Lowland League side Spartans and won the bonus point after a surprising 2-2 draw.

For the third match in a row The Buddies relied on penalties for a bonus point after a 0-0 draw with Queens Park at Hampden Park.

Saints finally won a game in their last group match with a convincing 6-0 victory at home to Dumbarton which was enough to send them through to the knock out stages as one of the best placed runners-up behind Kilmarnock.

Ticketing Information

Tickets for our match away to St Mirren are now on sale.

Prices for this match are £22 for Adults, £12 for over 65s, students, Under 18s and Unemployed – proof required for all concession sales. Children aged 12 and under are £6

Tickets will be available at the ticket office, in person or by phone, and shortly via the website at www.dundeefc.co.uk then click on “TICKETS”.

Dundee will be housed in the North Stand at The Simple Digital Arena

How To Watch

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of most Ladbrokes Premiership games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Saturday while a shorter highlights package will be available to on Sunday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DeeTV from Friday.

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