The prospect of a trip to Ibrox will send a shiver down the spine of many footballers.
Tommy Wright will never criticise his players for trying to stay on their feet in the penalty box – even if it costs St Johnstone a penalty as it did at the weekend.
Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo has bemoaned the lack of clean sheets for his side in the early stages of the season.
If Fraser Fyvie was being picky his injury time goal would have been a winner against Morton.
Neil McCann came out fighting after Dundee’s fifth straight Premiership loss, saying: “I don’t chuck it.”
Dundee United left it late to salvage a point in a 1-1 draw.
After scoring four goals in August, Tony Watt may have half-suspected he was in line for the player of the month award.
There should be no problem for Jim Weir getting his players focused or motivated for the rest of September, with three Angus derbies in a row coming up.
Expectations from outside McDiarmid Park for St Johnstone over their next five fixtures will be pretty low.
Competition for a place in St Johnstone’s starting line-up has been taken up a notch or two after a busy last couple of days in the transfer window.