Dundee United and St Johnstone are the clubs under pressure in the race for Europe, according to Inverness Caledonian Thistle boss John Hughes.
Peter Houston spun on his heels, turned his back on the play and covered his eyes with his hands.
A western theme this week as Courier Sport’s football writers discuss the burning issues after a dramatic Dundee derby and a stunning win for St Johnstone.
Dundee will start their Scottish Cup campaign against last season’s runners-up, Falkirk.
Dundee United old boy Danny Swanson is relishing a high stakes shoot-out with his former club.
The Tayside derby has come at a significant cost for St Johnstone.
Dundee United midfielder Blair Spittal feels the club have learned the hard way that they need to match opponents physically first and foremost as they seek to improve on their record against St Johnstone.
St Johnstone tend to do well when the battle for a top six place gets serious.
Dundee couldn’t have asked for a better start to their return season in the top flight.
The festive season’s Dundee derby will be played on January 2 to accommodate live TV.