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Goodwin wins red card appeal

St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin has had his red card against Hibernian rescinded.

Goodwin's dismissal, for a challenge on Kevin Thomson, has been downgraded to a yellow card by a Scottish Football Association tribunal.

The panel's decision means the midfielder will be available for Saturday's home game against Ross County.

St Mirren are just two points above Kilmarnock, who occupy the Scottish Premiership's relegation play-off spot, and manager Danny Lennon has welcomed the news.

He said: "If you look at the five teams who are down there at this moment, that is the type of character you talk about (needing).

"But Jim Goodwin also brings along with that his great quality in terms of his football ability."