Ruthless Mair aims to heap more misery on Aberdeen
Feb 7 2013
by Paul Behan, Paisley Daily Express
Ruthless Lee Mair is hoping to heap further misery on old club Aberdeen this weekend as the Buddies target a top six finish in the SPL.
The Dons haven’t had their troubles to seek in 2013 as they have failed to record a single win this year.
That poor run of form has seen their Scottish Cup dreams dashed for another season and a defeat against Saints on Saturday would leave them just one point above their opponents – with the Paisley men having the advantage of a game in hand.
Now 32-year-old defender Mair is eager to win a recall to the St Mirren team so he can increase the pressure on his hometown club.
He told Express Sports: “Going up to Pittodrie is not something to fear.
“I know we had a disappointing record up there until Gareth Wardlaw scored the goal to keep us in the SPL a few seasons back but we also beat Aberdeen on penalties in the League Cup this season, so our recent record up there stands up pretty well.
“We’ll go into this game feeling confident and looking to do well.”
Aberdeen’s last victory was a 3-1 win over SPL strugglers Dundee at the tail end of last year.
In stark contrast, St Mirren have been in fine form of late, having lost just one of their last eight games in all competitions.
And Mair believes the outcome of Saturday’s clash at Pittodrie will have a big bearing on where Saints finish in the league.
He added: “I wouldn’t say it’s make or break just yet but we are getting very close to that stage.
“If we can win on Saturday, it would give our hopes of a top six finish a great boost as we’d only be a point behind Aberdeen.
“If we lose up there, then we’ll be seven points behind them and that would make things very hard.”
The last time the two teams tussled in the league was back in November, when Saints were left licking their wounds following a 4-1 home defeat to the Dons.
Mair, who played in that game, said: “It was so disappointing because Aberdeen scored three goals within a few minutes to kill the game off.
“We felt that the scoreline did flatter them.
We’ve won our last three games, so we’ll go up there with plenty of confidence.”