Allan Johnston admits Dunfermline have struggled to cope with the absence of Joe Cardle as they seek to rediscover their goal touch.
Dundee defender Cammy Kerr has promised to be patient as he aims to win back his place in the team.
Neil McCann believes that if his Dundee players can cause Celtic problems at Parkhead they can travel to any ground with confidence.
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright believes summer signing Stefan Scougall will be boosted by an impressive performance against Rangers.
Dundee United midfielder Scott Fraser is praying that he has finally given pain the boot.
St Johnstone loan star Michael O’Halloran will return to action against Hearts.
Cowdenbeath have been hit by another blow in the wake of their Scottish Cup defeat by East Kilbride as goalkeeper Joe McGovern has been ruled out of the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in training.
Dundee United have now completed the first round of fixtures as they bid to escape the Championship. Our football writer Ian Roache compares and contrasts last season’s opening quarter to this one.
Joe Shaughnessy is cross with the way St Johnstone have been leaking goals and the defender says it’s time to go back to basics.
Dundee United midfielder Jordie Briels is doubtful for the home game against Inverness on Saturday.