St Johnstone’s Matty Kennedy has called for a return to the high standards set pre-Tynecastle when they face Celtic.
Saints head to Glasgow on Wednesday night for a rearranged Premiership fixture on a bit of downer after losing meekly to Hearts on Saturday.
They didn’t trouble the Jam Tarts at all and that was a worry after a series of excellent away results that had seen them not concede a goal on the road since September 29.
Kennedy said: “I don’t know what happened.
“From the first whistle they just seemed to win every first ball and second balls as well.
“We just didn’t appear to be at it.
“We had been doing really well too.
“It was our first defeat in a while so obviously it’s hard to take.
“We have been setting such high standards for ourselves and that’s probably why the gaffer and the boys are so disappointed.
“It was always going to come to an end at some point and we have done so well away from home.
“We just need to kick on again and see what happens.
“We do have a hard run of fixtures so we have to forget about this result and go again.
“At Celtic, it will be just another game where we will need to go there and try to do well.
“Celtic are top of the league and the best team in the league so it’s going to be tough.
“We will just have to match them as best we can.
“We have a good group of players and I do think we can beat anyone, albeit away to Celtic is as tough as it gets.
“It will be heads down in training as we try to get our confidence back.”