Last week Motherwell manager Mark McGhee defended Mixu Paatelainen by claiming that if Dundee United had appointed him instead of the Finn, he would also have been unable to keep the club in the top tier with the players at his disposal.
Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod was the surprise inclusion as Scotland manager Gordon Strachan named his squad for the international double-header later this month.
St Johnstone earned the bragging rights in the Tayside derby with this ultimately comfortable victory over Dundee.
Queen’s Park have not given up hope of holding on to teenage defender Andrew Robertson, despite interest from Dundee United and St Johnstone.
Chris Millar has been putting the international break to good use.
Saints manager Steve Lomas might have a wealth of experience to tap into at the end of a phone, but the Perth boss insists he is very much his own man.
St Johnstone captain Dave Mackay believes the Perth club’s summer European campaign was beginning to take its toll, and the two-week international break has come at just the right time.
Ryan Gauld and Stevie May have made an immediate impact on the Scotland management team, Mark McGhee has revealed.
It was a case of frustration all round at Firhill as a soaked pitch forced the abandonment of Saturday’s league clash between Partick Thistle and St Johnstone at half-time.
St Johnstone received a major boost after Stevie May put pen to paper on a new 12-month deal.