Saints were the muddy marvels

David Barron claims the Pittodrie playing surface was so bad on Saturday a 0-0 draw was a good point gained rather than two dropped for St Mirren.

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The Paisley men had a glorious chance late on to win the game but had to settle for a share of the spoils.

And given the manner in which Aberdeen's pitch cut up, Barron was satisfied his team were able to maintain their recent unbeaten sequence.

The versatile Barron said: "It has been a good spell for us so we were relatively pleased with the point.

"Aberdeen are a good side but their pitch does not help any team who wants to get the ball down and play.

"We tried to adjust and move the ball about as sensibly as we could but it was a difficult 90 minutes.

"I played on Motherwell's pitch a few years ago when they were having problems and I'd say Aberdeen's is as bad as theirs was then. There is almost no grass.

"Pittodrie is also always a traditionally difficult ground get something from so to come away with a point is good. It sets us up for next weekend's game against Hibs."

Barron played the full 90 minutes against the Dons and remains determined to try and nail down a regular start in Danny Lennon's side.

He said: "It was good for me to play the full game.

"I hadn't played since the League Cup win over Celtic so it was good to get some game time.

"I just want the chance to try and get a few consecutive games under my belt so that I can get a bit of momentum going."


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