Football - Lennon looks to keep Griffiths quiet

Danny Lennon believes stopping Hibernian hit-man Leigh Griffiths will go a long way to beating the Easter Road men in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League meeting in Paisley on Saturday.

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Leigh Griffiths scored a double against St Mirren in August and another brace against them in November

The Hibees striker scored a double to give the visitors a 2-1 win at St Mirren Park in August and followed it up with another brace when Pat Fenlon's side came out on top by the same scoreline in Leith in November.

Ahead of the visit of fifth-placed Hibs on Saturday, Buddies boss Lennon concurred with the notion that keeping Griffiths quiet would be key to a home win and with that, the possibility of another step away from bottom side Dundee, whom they lead by 15 points.

"There is no doubt about that," said Lennon.

"I don't think he is a one-man band but he has certainly been a thorn in our side with the quality of goals that he has scored.

"We certainly know the threat that Leigh possesses and we know he is going to be a handful.

"It is up to us to make sure we know what their strengths are but we also have to exploit their weaknesses. And the one thing we are doing is creating good quality opportunities and long may that continue.

"Hibs have had a very good campaign so far, they have always been in the top six and that's good progress for Pat Fenlon, his staff and his players. But our aim is to go out there and get the three points.

"We know the challenge, we have already beaten us twice this season but we have different personnel and greater confidence than we did in those two games.

"We are in a good place at this minute in time, everyone knows their role and their place in the team dynamic."

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