Chris Kane came close to the “perfect lone striker performance” against Rangers, according to St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright.
The Perth forward’s work-rate and link-up play was a big factor in Saints earning a point at Ibrox.
And if he had scored the goal his efforts for the team deserved, it would have been 10 out of 10 for Kane.
“If we had got a goal from him it would have been the perfect lone striker performance,” said Wright.
“He was unlucky with a header which struck an arm and Wes Foderingham saved well when he was through.
“Chris was a thorn in their side all day long.”
Kane has yet to get off the mark this season but, after coming back into the starting line-up for the last two games, his manager believes that will soon change.
“He knows he is going to get a run of games because of his work-rate and getting us up the pitch,” said Wright.
“He was brilliant against Dundee before the break but he has picked up niggling injuries along the way which have stopped him progressing.
“As a kid he always scored goals and that will come.
“If he did feel under any pressure in terms of scoring goals that should be lifted.”