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.
Dundee’s reward for beating Aberdeen at the weekend is a home tie against Celtic in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.
Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod was the surprise inclusion as Scotland manager Gordon Strachan named his squad for the international double-header later this month.
Scottish Cup holders St Johnstone and last year’s beaten finalists Dundee United have both been handed difficult fourth round ties after the draw was made this afternoon.
Ryan Gauld and Stevie May have made an immediate impact on the Scotland management team, Mark McGhee has revealed.
Stevie May is set to make his Sheffield Wednesday debut in their clash with Notts County in the Capital One Cup at Hillsborough tonight.
Stevie May has refused to rule out staying with St Johnstone next season.
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’s League Cup semi-final against Aberdeen will take place at Tynecastle on Saturday February 1.