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Lewis Morgan: We've got momentum

Lewis Morgan believes that St Mirren are building up momentum at the right time of the season as they look to haul themselves from the foot of the Ladbrokes Championship.

The winger, who spoke to stmirren.com in the aftermath of Wednesday night's 3-2 win over Dundee United, admitted Saturday's match against Queen of the South is a huge contest. 

And the 20 year-old believes the opportunity to potentially come off bottom place with a win will drive the players on in what has been a challenging few weeks. 

It's been a huge effort from all of the squad," he said. "Everyone has been needed with it being Saturday-Wednesday for three or four weeks now it does take it out of you.But we know how hard we work in training and we have the legs and the physicality to deal with it.

"At the start of that run we were eight points behind and now we're one point behind and are still to play Ayr and Dumbarton at home. It'll be a big game down at Palmerston and if we win that you never know it could be this weekend we do it. 

"Our first target is the team in front of us," he continued. "We've got great belief in the squad that we will get off the bottom and then when we do we'll be looking up even further. But at the moment the main job in hand is to get off the bottom. We've probably got the best momentum of any team in the bottom six so we're definitely coming.

"We had a good point against Dunfermline and maybe the only blemish is the Raith Rovers game. But it's a vital point in the season and to get three wins from our last five just shows where we've come from as a team. We're going into every game now believing we can win."

Wednesday night's win came on the same day that Lewis and fellow teammate Stephen Mallan were both called up to the Scotland U21 squad for the upcoming friendly against Estonia. The winger took the time to praise his teammates and believes the efforts of the team helped the pair gain the call.

Yeah I'm delighted," he said. "The call has come and it's recognition for me and Stevie, but it wouldn't have come without the collective effort of the team.

"Everything is positive, it was a great result. We made it a wee bit hard for ourselves in the end but we got over the line. 

"It's going to be a great experience and it's my first call up. Hopefully I can make that a bigger feature and get in a few more squads."

Both celebrated their national team calls with a goal each in the 3-2 triumph over Dundee United. For Lewis, it was his eighth goal of the season, but he believes he could've had more than just the one goal on the night. 

I feel as if I should have more! I'd have definitely got another one when the ref has blown the whistle and I'm one-on-one at the end which killed me," he joked. "But I'm delighted to start chipping in and hopefully I can try and get into double figures until the end of the season."

The Buddies will come up against Dundee United again next week in the final of the IRN-BRU Cup and the 20 year-old thinks that the win will give the players belief that they can gain a positive result when the sides meet at Fir Park.

We've went out there and proved we can go toe-to-toe with any team in this league.

"We knew we could beat them but we've got that in the back of our mind that we've done it as recently as tonight. So we'll go into that game believing that we can get a result in the game."

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