Tommy Wright is hoping that the return of Danny Swanson will enhance his St Johnstone team’s chances of extending their long unbeaten run.
The playmaker hasn’t had much game time since arriving back at McDiarmid Park for a third spell, and didn’t make the matchday squad in Aberdeen last weekend.
But the former Hibs, and Dundee United man could be available for the visit of Motherwell tomorrow as Saints seek to make it nine games in a row without defeat, and seven wins in that period.
“Danny picked up a knee injury and hurt it again against Kilmarnock,” said Wright.
“He only trained on the Thursday and Friday but I didn’t think that was enough to make him ready for Aberdeen.
“He needs a full week and hopefully he’ll get that and be available for Motherwell.
“Having Danny still to come back and play his part is something to look forward to.”
Meanwhile, it’s a case of so far so good with Brian Easton’s latest comeback bid.
“Everything has gone as we would have hoped since his second injection,” said Wright.
“He hasn’t had to stop at any point.
“If things keep progressing we should know by the end of the month when he would be looking for him to come back. All going well, that could be after the January break.”