There was delight for Dundee boss Paul Hartley and frustration for Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon as the transfer window closed at midnight.
A first win at McDiarmid Park in four years has given Dundee United’s survival hopes a huge boost.
St Johnstone and Dundee United have recent cup final history.
Tommy Wright has revealed his interest in signing a former Dundee United player, and hasn’t ruled out going back in for a current Tangerines star.
Opinion will be divided over Jackie McNamara’s managerial reign at United.
Jackie McNamara would have been sick of the sight of St Johnstone by the time a defeat to the Perth club brought about his sacking at Dundee United.
St Johnstone owner Geoff Brown is advising Stephen Thompson to cut his losses at Dundee United.
Dundee United are likely to face an injury and suspension-hit St Johnstone side in Saturday’s Tayside derby.
Mixu’s Tangerines aim to end a poor run of results against their Perth rivals, Dundee face a reshuffle to cope with the loss of Rhys Healey and Angus United anyone? The Courier’s Eric Nicolson and Neil Robertson discuss the football weekend ahead.
‘It’s laughable’ Tommy Wright says dismissing Saints as a long-ball team ‘must be a Dundee United thing’
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has dismissed Mixu Paatelainen’s suggestion the Perth men are a long-ball team as “laughable”.