Tony Watt has played his way into the St Johnstone squad for Saturday’s season opener against East Fife.
The former Celtic man took just eight minutes to find the back of the net in his Saints debut against Berwick Rangers on Tuesday night.
And Perth fans are set to see the 24-year-old in action in the weekend Betfred Cup clash with East Fife.
Manager Tommy Wright said: “I was pleased for Tony to get a goal and an assist in his first game.
“He will play some part against East Fife. He will be chomping at the bit to get going but we have to be careful given how long he has been out.
“We saw what a good player he is. The ball sticks with him and he had an incredible volley where the Berwick keeper made a great save.
“Once we get him up to full speed in terms of match fitness I think he will have a very good season for us.”
Trialist keeper Dean Lyness was untested and Mark Russell, the former Morton full-back, impressed the Saints boss, who is looking for cover for injured defender Brian Easton.