Zander Clark would love St Johnstone to “brush up” on their home form after securing another crucial point away from McDiarmid Park.
Saints left Tynecastle on Saturday with a 2-2 draw against Hearts – a decent result in anyone’s book.
It could have been even better had they held out after Chris Kane put them 2-1 up with just four minutes left. However, they conceded an equaliser to Hearts’ Callum Paterson just 60 seconds after taking the lead.
While they have beaten Dundee as well as drawn at Ibrox and against the Jam Tarts in recent weeks, last month also saw the Perth men lose at home to both Kilmarnock and Partick Thistle.
Therefore, when they come back from the international break to host bottom-of-the-league Ross County, goalkeeper Clark wants to see improvement.
“You would like to think that a point against Hearts away is the kind of point which could prove crucial,” he said.
“Now we need to brush up on our home form because, the other week against Partick, we should have been winning.
“It’s important for us to be mentally focused for the 90 minutes and be able to see games out.
“It almost felt like a defeat at Tynecastle.
“Taking the lead so late on you think it’s going to be the three points and then to concede is disappointing.
“It’s a hard one to take conceding from a set-play late on. Over the course of the game we probably did enough to win it.
“But it’s another point on the board at the end of the day. It was great for us to get in front but we should see the game out.
“It’s a tight league, we know that, so on reflection a draw at Tynecastle was decent and we must build on that when we come back from the international break.”