Tam Scobbie knows all about Tayside derbies having played in enough of them for St Johnstone.
Dundee United slumped to their second successive Championship defeat after being comprehensively beaten by Inverness at Tannadice.
Paul McGowan insists Dundee have now shaken off the rustiness they showed against Inverness on Saturday and are ready to sparkle once more when they face Hibs tonight.
St Johnstone missed out on the chance to move up to second in the Ladbrokes Premiership table after this defeat against Partick Thistle.
Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon believes his side have built up a fair head of steam ahead of next week’s derby at Dens.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell is facing a major selection headache for this afternoon’s Angus derby against Forfar at Gayfield with up to five first-team regulars missing out through injury or unavailability.
For the second game in succession, Dundee gave themselves a mountain to climb.
As is often the case when a game is drawn, both Dunfermline and Dundee United felt they deserved to have won.
St Johnstone fans can start looking out their passports once more with their side securing a place in Europe with this narrow but deserved win over Partick Thistle at McDiarmid Park.
It will be a case of the managerial master against the apprentice when Arbroath boss Dick Campbell locks horns with Stirling gaffer Dave Mackay this afternoon.