Through no fault of their own, St Johnstone’s season is yet to find any rhythm.
But four matches in less than fortnight, starting with Rangers at Ibrox tonight, will give the Perth side the opportunity to change that.
Manager Callum Davidson said: “It has been a bit stop-start so far but we just want to get a run of games now and build momentum going further into the season.
“When you go to Ibrox or Celtic Park you need all your players to play well, especially when they are full of confidence after two wins.
“But hopefully we can put in a really good performance and see where it takes us.”
There has yet to be a rhythm to the league as well, with further postponements yesterday added to the call-off of Saints’ game against Aberdeen on Saturday.
“I was disappointed at missing a game,” said Davidson. “It’s something we knew was going to happen at times. It’s a learning curve moving forward. We are all trying to improve with the times.
“I have talked with the players and gone through with them what we expect of them. But what we expect is difficult because you learn as you go along.
“The players know what the club’s standpoint is on what we expect from them but the Aberdeen situation probably hit it home harder for them.”
He added: “I can’t afford to lose any players so I have to be a bit stricter with my squad in terms of what they can and can’t do. I need every one of my first team squad available for every game.
“I only had enough for six versus six at the weekend.
“The one positive is we managed to get three or four players back fit again, so losing Saturday wasn’t bad on that front. We will have players back again now.”