St Johnstone have got a Dundee clean-sweep in their sights, Zander Clark admitted.
Saints will continue to set themselves targets for the last five fixtures – and making it 12 points out of 12 against their local rivals on Saturday is the first one.
“A fourth win against Dundee would be nice,” said Clark. “It’s going to be the same again and a difficult one where we’ll need to be on form.
“If we put in the same type of performance that we did a couple of weeks ago against them, we should be alright.
“In every game against them we have started well. The first goal is always massive in this league.
“Even in the game at Dens Park, Scott Tanser scored in the first minute and that gives you something to build on.
“The emphasis is then put on Dundee to break us down. Over recent seasons we have been hard to break down. “
The goalkeeper added: “We want to finish seventh now and they are fighting to try and stay in the league.
“We just focus on ourselves and from the last five games we want to take as many points as possible.
“It’s disappointing we’ve missed out on the top six so we need to finish with a bit of success by finishing in seventh place.
“For the club it’s obviously better off the higher up the league you finish.
“The points tally that we’re on just now, in previous seasons we would have been in the top six. The quality in the league is improving.
“That is a good thing for the game but it’s just disappointing for us that a few results during a tough run of games have cost us.
“But we’ll want to kick on for our own personal pride. And also financially for the club, it’s beneficial to finish higher up in the league.”
Liam Gordon is set to replace the suspended Jason Kerr tomorrow but Clark has faith that it will be a “seamless transition”.
“We’ve got a lot of depth in the squad and the players that can come in are quality,” he said.
“Big Liam Gordon has been excellent any time that he has been in the team. It will be a seamless transition to bring him in.
“It’s disappointing to lose Jason – he’s been brilliant for us this season – but, as I say, Liam will step in with no problems.
“The back four has been pretty solid this season as a whole. But even when we’ve gone to a three, we’ve looked assured.
“It’s always good for me when someone else comes in – it’s normal service resumed.
“We’re looking forward to the weekend and hopefully the big man can do what he has in previous games.”