St. Mirren midfielder Sam Foley has opened up on the “disappointment” he suffered on his side’s recent trip to Celtic Park.

Jim Goodwin’s Buddies lost 2-0 in Glasgow in late October. Many would have expected the struggling relegation candidates to succumb to an bigger defeat but the result still didn’t wash with Foley who has also spoken about his side’s “downfall” in the clash.

“At their place it was a disappointment really,” he told FourFourTwo ahead of the reverse fixture on Boxing Day.

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“We lost the game. We played well but I thought we could have played a lot better.

“It was our own downfall at the end of the game. We gave the ball away too sloppy and just gifted them possession at times when we worked it really well into good areas.

“After the game I was a bit disappointed and I let the players know how I felt.”

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Celtic must be wary of Foley and his team-mates

It’s always refreshing to hear a player not satisfied with defeat, despite being up against superior opposition. Foley’s ‘no fear’ attitude is the kind of thing that must make us wary when taking on the Buddies tomorrow.

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If we turn up and play our game we should win the match. But the fear is always that our players take their eye off the ball with Sunday’s derby in mind.

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It’s going to be a bit of a battle in Paisley, make no mistake about it. The Buddies are unbeaten in three and, while those have been against relatively poor sides, it does show that they are on the up.

Hopefully our players enter the game with the right attitude and get the win sewn up nice and early.

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