St Johnstone’s top of the table clash with Celtic could be “perfect” for their star man Michael O’Halloran, according to club captain Steven Anderson.
Two 100% records will be on the line at Parkhead when Saints, the last Scottish side to defeat the champions, will be looking to end the Hoops’ unbeaten run that has stretched out for over a season.
And, in their on-loan Rangers forward, they have a man who is at the top of his form.
O’Halloran scored Saints’ winner against Partick Thistle, his fourth in three games, and Anderson said: “The game could be perfect for Mikey.
“He’ll get us up the park and give us that bit of quality. You will only get one or two chances and you need to take them.
“They’re flying. It’s hard when they’re like that. It’s some run they’re on. You need to get through the first 20 minutes at 0-0. We’ll be trying to get a result, though.
“The gaffer will have a plan which we’ll work on through the week and try and deliver for him on Saturday.
“It does sound a bit strange that we’re going into a top of the table clash but we know it’s very early in the season.
“It’s the games against the likes of Partick which we need to be winning.
“You could say the Celtic match is a free hit but you don’t go into any game thinking anything other than you want to win it.
“We want to be the first team to beat them, or get a draw. We’ve nothing to lose. Everybody will write us off.”