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St. Mirren Preview

Dundee’s next match is a crucial trip to Paisley to face St Mirren in the Ladbrokes Premiership 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 30th March 2019

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: The Simple Digital Arena

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1877

STADIUM: The Simple Digital Arena

CAPACITY: 8,023

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Oran Kearney

CHAIRMAN: Gordon Scott

NICKNAME: The Buddies or The Saints

MASCOT: The Paisley Panda

CLUB COLOURS: Black and White

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 1926, 1959, 1987

Scottish League Cup winners: 2012/13

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

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

1999/2000, 2005/2006

SPFL Championship (2nd tier) champions: 2017/18

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

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 are available at the ticket office, in person or by phone (01382 889966 option 1), and via the website at www.dundeefc.co.uk then click on “TICKETS”.

Dundee will be housed in the North Stand. For our last visit to the Simple Digital Arena we sold 1159 advance tickets. As this is close to our initial allocation there is a high possibility that the away stand will sell out.

We would therefore encourage fans to buy a ticket in advance as it seems unlikely that tickets will be available at the ground on the matchday.

Getting to the Ground

The full address of The Simple Digital Arena for Sat-Nav is The Simple Digital Arena, 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: William Collum

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Douglas Ross

ASSISTANT REREREE: Calum Spence

FOURTH OFFICIAL: David Munro

Head to Head v St Mirren

LEAGUE: Won 85, Drawn 43, Lost 77

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 6, Drawn 1, Lost 3

LEAGUE CUP: Won 5, Drawn 1, Lost 3

TOTALS: Won 96, Drawn 45, Lost 83

Last Five Dundee v St Mirren Matches

  1. 10/11/2018 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 5,552 | Miller
  2. 4/4/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 5,470
  3. 20/1/2017 | Home | Scottish Cup | Lost 2-0 | 3,622
  4. 24/1/2015 | Away | SPL | Won 2-1 | 4,010 | Irvine, Davidson
  5. 27/12/2014 | Home | SPL | Lost 3-1 | 6,447 | Irvine

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues had to settle for a point in their bottom of the table duel against St Mirren at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park on last November. Simeon Jackson put the Buddies ahead in the first half with a controversial penalty but Kenny Miller came up with a quick equaliser. Dundee had the better of the match but couldn’t find a winner.

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Kusunga, O’Dea, Ralph, Curran, Kamara, Woods, Calvin Miller (Nabi 64), Källman (Moussa 72), Kenny Miller (c) (Paul McGowan 77)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Inniss, Spence, Lambert.

Goal: Kenny Miller (33).

Booked: O’Dea (dissent).

St Mirren: Samson, Hodson, Jones, Ferdinand, Erhahon (Smith 81), Paul McGinn, Magennis (c), McShane (Stephen McGinn 60), Edwards, Hammill (Mullen 66), Jackson

Unused subs: Rogers (gk), Baird, Cooke, Willock.

Goal: Jackson (20 pen).

Booked: Edwards (foul on Kerr), Jackson (simulation), Paul McGinn (foul on Kamara).

Attendance: 5,552 (773 away fans).

Referee: Bobby Madden. Assistants: Alastair Mather, Graham McNeillie. Fourth Official: Greg Aitken.

Top Scorers

ST MIRREN: Jackson 5; Hammill 4; Mullen, S. McGinn 3;  P. McGinn, Nazon 2

DUNDEE: K. Miller 7; Nelson 4; P. McGowan 3; Moussa, Mendy, Madianga, J. Curran Wright 2

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.

St Mirren started their Premiership campaign with a 2-1 home win over Dundee but after losing their next four games against Rangers, Aberdeen (in the Betfred Cup), Livingston and Hearts, dispensed with the services of manager Alan Stubbs during the international break.

He was replaced by Coleraine manager Oran Kearney and in his first game in charge got a point after a 0-0 draw at home with Celtic.

After that however, Saints lost their next six games to Hamilton, Hibs, Aberdeen, St Johnstone, Motherwell and Rangers but stopped the rot with a 1-1 draw at Dens in November.

They followed that 1-1 draw with a 2-0 home win over Hearts at the end of the month and in December picked up three more with a draw at Easter Road and a 1-0 win at Fir Park.

Oran Kearney overhauled his squad during the transfer window but they returned from the winter break with 4-0 defeats away at both Celtic and Rangers and a 3-1 defeat at home to Hibs.

In the Scottish Cup Saints came back from 2-0 down to knock Alloa out 3-2 in Paisley but in the next round crashed out 2-1 to Championship side Dundee United.

They bounced back however with excellent draws away at Hearts and Aberdeen before a last minute Ryan Flynn goal gave them a 1-0 win over Livingston to haul themselves within touching distance of the sides immediately above.

Matchday Programme

St Mirren’s 2018/19 matchday programme The Saint is produced by our programme partners Curtis Sport. It is a 48 page, full colour edition and priced £3 it will be available in and around The Simple Digital Arena from 1.30pm.

Alternatively the programme will be available to order on the Curtis Sport website www.curtis-sport.com on which you can also order Dundee home programmes and back catalogue issues.

How To Watch

This match will not be shown live but a delayed match replay will be available on Saturday evening. Audio commentary will be available for all subscribers.

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 Thursday.

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