Jason Kerr hasn’t been slow to point out that none of the St Johnstone forwards are getting on the end of his pinpoint crosses.
And the last man to do it would love to be the one to keep him quiet.
When Kerr sent over a ball to the near post in the dying moments against Motherwell in February, Chris Kane finished it off for a dramatic winner.
It was a late gamble against 10 men, and a rare sight, for the Perth skipper to embark on a run that far up the pitch back then.
But joining attacks has become a more familiar routine in the new-look Saints formation at the start of this campaign, with Kerr crosses flying in from the right on a regular basis.
Kane has only played a few minutes as a substitute against St Mirren after suffering a calf injury in pre-season.
But if he gets a longer spell on the pitch when Saints face Motherwell again tomorrow, he’ll know what to expect from his captain.
“Jason has been giving some of the boys stick because he’s putting in some good balls and nobody is tapping them in,” said Kane, who played 90 minutes in a weekend bounce game against Dundee United.
“I’m sure he’ll keep getting onto us if we aren’t scoring them.
“The Motherwell goal was extra special last season. It’s always good to get a last minute goal, the winner.
“Jason is good at making those runs forward and has some engine on him.
“He’s playing in a position which gives him freedom to get forward and he has been brilliant with it so far.
“Hopefully in the games I get a chance he will continue to do it.”
Towards the end of last season the Saints strikers were linking up well whatever combination Tommy Wright went with.
And Kane expects plenty more goals from the McDiarmid Park frontmen to follow Stevie May’s winner a fortnight ago.
“We’re looking good, passing the ball well and creating loads of chances,” he said. “I do think the goals will come.
“Even in training all of the strikers work well together. No matter who is playing up there, I feel the relationship will be good.”
It has taken longer than expected for Kane to become an attacking option for Callum Davidson.
“We thought the injury was just a wee set-back at first,” he explained.
“I started training but felt it again and had to stay out for longer than expected.
“I felt good coming back into pre-season. I didn’t have injuries through lockdown after all of the running.
“But maybe all of the hard ground didn’t help. Sometimes you can just be unfortunate and it can be down to bad luck.
“With the new manager coming in, you want to be fit and one of the ones who is standing out. It was the worst time to get the injury.
“The manager has been brilliant and has not been too worried about rushing me back.
“He told me himself that he had calf injuries during his career and knows how to deal with them.
“We’ve made sure it’s 100% and it does feel good now. It was good to come on against St Mirren and then I got 90 minutes in a friendly last weekend.”
Most people believe Motherwell’s lowly league position is a false one and Kane is among them.
“I’m not expecting Motherwell to be finishing bottom of the table,” he said.
“They’ve had a tough start and the European game as well.
“The way we’ve been playing and preparing, we’re looking good. Everything is positive in training and you can see that in games too.”