Saint sinks his old friends

CHRIS INNES insists there is no room for sentiment after plunging former club Kilmarnock further into the relegation zone.

The defender grabbed a late winner for St Mirren which allowed Saints to pull three points clear of Killie and five ahead of bottom side Falkirk with a game in hand over both.

Innes said: "I still have a lot of friends at Kilmarnock but St Mirren pay my wages."

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Innes started on the bench and was only thrown into action late in the first half when John Potter limped off with a hamstring strain.

He then went on to have a major influence on the game, scoring the only goal with eight minutes to go before hooking a Mehdi Taouil effort off the line in injury time.

Jefferies said: "When we got our chance it was Innes who kicked it off the line so he has been very handy for them."