St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright can’t wait to tackle Kilmarnock

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Tommy Wright.

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is already eyeing up a mouth-watering home clash with Kilmarnock after the international break.

The Ayrshire club have taken giant strides under the guidance of boss Steve Clarke.

Killie are chasing another top-six finish and signed off with a 1-0 away win against a Hearts, who had topped the Premiership.

The Rugby Park side currently occupy fourth place but Wright knows in-form Saints will leapfrog them if they secure a top-flight record of six consecutive victories.

“It will be a great game to come back to after the break,” he admitted.

“Kilmarnock have done unbelievably well under Steve Clarke.

“They have a good team and they make it difficult for you.

“They don’t concede many goals and they have pace and carry a real threat going forward.

“Steve has them playing off a really good shape and he doesn’t over complicate things. That can be the best way to do things.

“We know it will be a tough game for us.

“But it will be a tough game for Kilmarnock as well because we have been in very good form.

“How we have been playing has also been impressive.

“And it’s not just about playing. I see the lads every day in training and levels have been rising.

“Crucially, they have been taking what they are doing on a daily basis into match days.

“That has to continue when we return to action.”