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.”