Jason Holt is now showing the form that made him one of Tommy Wright’s main summer transfer targets.
The on-loan St Johnstone midfielder had an injury-interrupted first couple of months at McDiarmid Park after arriving from Rangers.
But he has been an ever-present in the last four games and has played an important role in the draw at Kilmarnock and win at Hearts.
Wright will be hoping that an ankle knock picked up at Tynecastle doesn’t keep him out of the weekend clash with St Mirren.
“Holty has been getting better with every game and is showing what a good player he is,” said the Perth boss.
“The more game time he’s getting you’re seeing what he’s capable of.
“He is good on the ball, he drives people forward and he knows how to play his position very well.
“He also gets into the box, so with him alongside Murray Davidson, Ali McCann, David Wotherspoon or Liam Craig we are quite strong in there.”
Meanwhile, Wright has admitted that January will be a month to “wheel and deal” in the transfer market.
“I am just working away,” he said. “I am watching players and watching games.
“It’s a busy time making phone calls and I have put some names into the club for January.
“I might have to wheel and deal a bit because there are a few lads who haven’t played as much as they would like.
“Ross Callachan was available for loan in the summer but he didn’t go out and I think it would have been the best thing for him.
“He’s not played much but he’s trained away well.
“There are others who might want to be playing more, so we will have to see.
“But you have to have a squad so we don’t want to lose many.”