MacPherson blasts St Mirren facilities

St Mirren boss Gus MacPherson has slated his club's training facilities after two of his players were cut on broken glass at a local park.

MacPherson renewed his calls for improved facilities at Love Street after the injuries to Craig Molloy and Richard Brittain.

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"I would question if any club in the SPL is worse off than St Mirren when it comes to proper training facilities and the accidents suffered by Craig and Richard intensify my frustration.

"I'm supposed to motivate players to go training every morning and we're asking the players to enjoy themselves out on the practice area. Then they come by injuries caused by its inadequacy.

"The safety of my players has to be a priority and it's so frustrating when something like this happens."

MacPherson also bemoaned the standards of training grounds here compared to our European counterparts.

"I remember going to Holland when I was with Dunfermline and the training grounds they had over there were absolute class.

"When you look at this country you wonder how far behind we really are.

"Scotland as a country is shamed by neglect so far as our treatment of the country's biggest sport is concerned.

"Facilities are disgraceful and it's embarassing how far behind other countries we've allowed ourselves to fall.

"Its something that has to be looked at because it is something that can benefit the whole community.

"I would love it if I could take these councillors and politicians across Europe to show these other facilities. Maybe then they'd invest some money in this country."