St Johnstone will play their first four league games of next season against bottom six sides.
The fixture list for 2021/22 has been revealed – and on paper it looks to be a favourable one for Callum Davidson’s double winners.
Saints, who finished fifth in the last campaign, open up against Ross County in Dingwall on July 31.
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They then have back-to-back home games against Motherwell and Dundee United, before travelling to Paisley to take on St Mirren.
It’s at that point that the matches take on a more daunting look – Rangers at McDiarmid Park and then Aberdeen and Hibs on the road.
The first game against newly-promoted Dundee is scheduled for October 2 in Perth.
The Boxing Day fixture is a home clash with Celtic and on January 2 Saints travel to Livingston, the last match before the mid-season break.