Football - Barron sets sights on top six

David Barron believes St Mirren's new year resolution should be to target a top-six spot in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League in the second half of the season.

The Paisley club head into the weekend action in 10th position, level on points with top-flight newcomers Ross County, and the defender admits they should be enjoying a loftier place in the table.

However, Barron hopes positive results against Dundee United and Kilmarnock in their next two games will give their SPL standing a much-needed boost ahead of next month's winter break.

He said: "Everyone here feels we should be a bit higher up the table. But the table doesn't lie and we know that.

"We will just look to put that right in the second half of the season and try to push for that top six spot, where we feel we should be.

"We will hopefully try to push on up the table now.

"It's a really tight league so if you can put two or three wins together, it can shoot you right up the table. We will be looking to do that.

"We will be looking for two positive results before the break so that we can head into the winter break knowing we are in a comfortable position."