Chris Millar insists everyone at St Johnstone still has plenty to play for this season – especially himself as he tries to win a new contract.
The midfielder gave a trademark all-action performance against Dundee at Dens on Saturday with his side losing out to a late winner from Sofien Moussa after a Steven MacLean strike looked to have secured a deserved draw for Tommy Wright’s men.
While gutted to lose, Millar admitted Saints could take plenty of positives from the performance as they look to finish the season with a flourish – with the Scottish Cup-winning hero hoping he can also end the campaign on a high with a new deal.
Millar, who has been handed a testimonial after 10 years’ of service with St Johnstone, said: “We’ve got a lot to play for. We want to finish as high up as possible. If we put in performances like that, minus the defending, then there’s no reason we can’t do that.
“Everybody’s got something to play for.
“I’m out of contract at the end of the season so I’m playing to see where I’ll be next season. I want to play as much as I can and show that I’ve still got something to offer.
“I’ve not heard anything from the club at all but I’d like to hear something sooner rather than later to be honest.”
The build-up to the match had been overshadowed by the lingering hangover from the last time the sides met at the same venue in March with Dens boss Neil McCann reported as saying on Friday that opposite number Wright was not welcome at Dens.
The McDiarmid manager said: “Listen, I think the messages I have received and the support I have received and what’s been said on social media, there’s only one person coming out of it not looking great and it certainly isn’t me.”