Gus MacPherson backs Ian Murray to turn St Mirren's slump around
Queen's Park boss has sympathy for the Buddies' current plight
Former St Mirren boss Gus MacPherson has backed Ian Murray to turn the club's poor form around, admitting he has sympathy for the Buddies' current plight.
The Paisley side currently sit eighth in the Scottish Championship with 10 points and just two wins from their last eight games.
Queen's Park boss MacPherson, who guided St Mirren to the top flight and a League Cup final in his seven-year stint at the club, believes they have everything in place to move back up the league table.
"They’re going through a difficult period at the moment," the former Buddies boss said.
"But you look at the squad they’ve built up there in the short period of time that Ian Murray has come in and they’ve added experience.
"The experience in itself should be enough to guide them out of this situation at the moment. It’s a very tough league, the Championship.
"There’s some strong teams in there out with Rangers and Hibs. It’s a difficult period but I’m sure they’ll get through it."
He added: "St Mirren should be in the Premiership. No doubt about it.
"With the resources that they’ve got. The facilities that they’ve now got in place - which we were part of in the process of building all that up.
"And it’s even worse now when you see them struggling. You want to see them back in the top flight and in to the latter stages of cup competitions as well."
MacPherson’s side take on Peterhead in the semi-final of the Petrofac Training Cup on Saturday at Hampden Park. The game will give the 47-year-old coach his first shot at silverware since winning the Challenge Cup with St Mirren in 2006.