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Stephen Robinson has said he is hopeful of securing new signings this week after St Mirren progressed to round five of the Scottish cup with a 1-0 win over Queen of the South.

Alex Gogic’s 71st minute headed goal was the difference between the sides in a match in which the Premiership outfit dominated their League One opposition and the Buddies boss admits a cup run will add to his budget this season.

‘It’s not budgeted for, so it gives a few extra pounds in the coffers’ Robinson said. ‘The board will support the football side as much as they can so it’s important that we get that run.’

‘It’s also important for momentum going into the next part of the league campaign with two difficult games. We go in confident, we go in fitter and with players that have now had 90 minutes and hopefully a few new boys this week to add to that as well’.

Queen of the South boss Marvin Bartley however refused to take heart from the narrow loss to top flight opposition:

‘I go into every game expecting to get something out of it, but take heart from it? No.’

‘I’ll be proud of the players for their effort but we’re still speaking about a goal that I think is avoidable and a chance we should’ve taken. I’m greedy, there’s no point me sitting here saying I’ll take heart from losing, that’s never ever going to happen to me. The day it does happen to me, I might as well stop managing.’