Jonah Ayunga insists St Mirren deserved to beat Rangers but had to do it against the referee too because he kept giving the Ibrox side 'every decision'.
The forward scored the opener against Rangers and thought he was on course to help St Mirren make history by beating both sides of the Old Firm at home in the same season. He also scored against Celtic earlier in the season and Ayunga was frustrated that it finished 1-1, but reckons Kevin Clancy was favouring the away side.
And he believes the penalty awarded to Rangers for a tackle on Ryan Kent shouldn't have been given because of a foul on Mark O'Hara just before that. He claims that St Mirren weren't getting anything from the whistler and Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men were always going to get an equaliser because it was impossible to keep them out while getting nothing from the ref.
The striker didn't hold back in his assessment of Clancy and the refereeing team and insists Stephen Robinson's side weren't helped by the man in the middle.
He told Renfrewshire Live: “I’m happy with a point but we feel it could be more if we had just held on. It’s still a good result in the end.
“It didn’t feel like 11 vs 11 after 60 minutes. They were getting every decision, every 50-50.
“That contributes to you feeling under pressure and there’s only so long you can keep repelling attacks without getting anything [from the referee].
“It felt like it was coming towards the end, but some of the decisions didn’t help.
“Before the penalty there’s a foul on Mark O’Hara in their half that doesn’t get given and you think VAR will check that whole phase. I don’t think they did. It’s frustrating.
“It’s the same feeling we have on the season as a whole. We will take it, but we definitely know we could have done more and deserve more throughout the season. We have got a point but we think it could have been three and we think we could have been higher in the table.
“I think we had better chances than them and deserved to win it.”