KYLE Hutton reckons St Mirren will benefit from their weekend off as they get used to working under new boss Jack Ross.
The Buddies should have been travelling to face Morton in the Renfrewshire derby on Saturday as they continue their search for a first league win of the season.
But, with the Cappielow outfit instead taking on Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup semi-final at Hampden, that fixture has been rearranged for November 1.
It means Hutton and his team-mates will have to wait until their encounter with Hibs at Easter Road a week on Saturday in their bid to bounce back from the 2-0 defeat to Dundee United that kicked off Ross’s reign at the weekend.
And Hutton believes that lay-off will be put to good use as the Paisley men take on board their new manager’s philosophy.
The former Rangers midfielder said: “With the gaffer in, it’s going to take a couple of weeks for us to get used to his ideas.
“We’ve got the whole of next week to prepare for the Hibs game and to get used to his training and how he wants us to play.
“It’s going to take a couple of weeks for his ideas to sort of set in, so we’ve got all this time with no game to work with him and James Fowler.
“I’m sure once we come to terms with how he wants us to do things we’ll start getting the results and start making the fans happy and give them something to shout about.”
Hutton worked under Ross’s assistant, James Fowler, at Queen of the South last season and is convinced St Mirren can get away from the bottom of the Championship under their new management team.
The 25-year-old told stmirren.com: “I got on well with [James] at Queens. With him and Jack together it can only bode well for us and I’m sure we’ll start climbing this league.”