Tam Scobbie knows all about Tayside derbies having played in enough of them for St Johnstone.
Dundee United slumped to their second successive Championship defeat after being comprehensively beaten by Inverness at Tannadice.
St Johnstone missed out on the chance to move up to second in the Ladbrokes Premiership table after this defeat against Partick Thistle.
Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon believes his side have built up a fair head of steam ahead of next week’s derby at Dens.
For the second game in succession, Dundee gave themselves a mountain to climb.
St Johnstone fans can start looking out their passports once more with their side securing a place in Europe with this narrow but deserved win over Partick Thistle at McDiarmid Park.
Ray McKinnon admits that while it’s “exciting” to be linked with becoming the new Dundee United manager, he is still fully focused on doing well for Raith Rovers.
If Gary Locke was in any doubt just how much the derby with Dunfermline means to Raith fans, he has been reminded in no uncertain terms by veteran supporter “Super Joe”.
Cowdenbeath have announced that chairman Donald Findlay QC has bought the majority shareholding in the club from Innovate (Cowdenbeath) Ltd.
Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon insists that another short trip up the road to Dens holds no fear for him or his players.