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.
St Johnstone earned the bragging rights in the Tayside derby with this ultimately comfortable victory over Dundee.
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.
Chris Millar has been putting the international break to good use.
Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod was the surprise inclusion as Scotland manager Gordon Strachan named his squad for the international double-header later this month.
Stevie May is set to make his Sheffield Wednesday debut in their clash with Notts County in the Capital One Cup at Hillsborough tonight.
Ryan Gauld and Stevie May have made an immediate impact on the Scotland management team, Mark McGhee has revealed.
Stevie May has refused to rule out staying with St Johnstone next season.
Steve Lomas didn't live in fear of the sack when St Johnstone were sitting bottom of the SPL, and he doesn't expect to be head-hunted now that they are second top.
Dundee’s reward for beating Aberdeen at the weekend is a home tie against Celtic in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.