The two St Johnstone youngsters who got a taste of first team football at the end of last season will have Liam Craig’s support to make sure their careers continue to progress at McDiarmid Park.
Jason Kerr is confident that he and Liam Gordon will repay their manager’s faith in them – and forge a successful central defensive partnership for St Johnstone.
Kyle McClean has returned to St Johnstone from Belfast with two winners’ medals and an appreciation of what it is like to play “real football”.
St Johnstone lost more ground in the race for the top six as they were beaten by 10-man Hibs at McDiarmid Park.
Zander Clark has indicated to St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright that he wants to sign a new contract.
Missing the start of the season won’t be “the worst thing in the world”, Drey Wright has admitted.
Pre-season will be crucial for Michael O’Halloran as the St Johnstone forward seeks to build on an encouraging end to the previous campaign.
Saints’ grip on a top-six place loosened as they crashed to their fourth successive defeat with Hamilton ending a run of 10 games without a win.
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright felt referee Gavin Duncan was fooled by play-acting when Hibs won a penalty last night.
Drey Wright’s recovery from knee surgery is still on track – but the St Johnstone winger may not be back in time for the start of next season.