ST MIRREN winger Lewis Morgan insists the Saints ambitions stretch further than beating the drop this season after back-to-back wins.

The Buddies secured their first win of the season at Palmerston Park last Tuesday night, Stevie Mallan's last minute strike clinching a 3-2 win over Queen of the South.

Saints backed that up with their first Championship success at the Paisley 2021 Stadium this season against Raith Rovers on Saturday.

St Mirren are now six points from safety and just four behind second-bottom Dumbarton ahead of the visit of part-timers Ayr United on Saturday and Morgan is adamant the Saints squad will not be limiting their goals to just surviving.

He said: "We've closed that gap, that can happen in this league a couple of wins can get you right back in it. But we're not just aiming to get past Dumbarton, we're aiming to get as high up the table as possible. We won't just settle for avoiding the drop.

"We've taken a lot of confidence from our performances in the last month or so without getting the results and this week that has turned. We'll take even more confidence from the last two games, we're really upbeat at the moment and hopefully we can kick on from here."

Morgan scored for the second week in a row after he opened the scoring in the 3-1 defeat at Falkirk, The winger has started to hit the heights he reached at the start of the season with some blistering displays, but the 20-year-old is not interested in individual accolades, preferring the praise to go to the entire squad for delivering two results.

He added: "I'm delighted for all the boys, that's our third game this week so its been a massive effort from us, that's a great result against a very good team in this league.

"It's great to get the winner and I'm happy for all the boys to have closed the gap."