Scottish Cup holders St Johnstone won’t fear anyone in this afternoon’s fifth round draw.
But Perth striker Brian Graham has admitted he doesn’t want a repeat of last season’s all-Tayside final in the last 16, or at any point in the competition for that matter.
Not because he doesn’t believe Saints could win another cup derby, but because he wouldn’t be able to play in it.
Graham is still technically a United player, and the terms of his loan deal prevent him from lining up against his parent club.
“The only thing I don’t want is to draw Dundee United for personal reasons because I would be ruled out,” Graham said.
“I hope Dundee United get a good run too but I just don’t want to meet them.”
Saints defeated Ross County 2-1 on Saturday, and the fact that there were a number of all-Premiership clashes in the fourth round hasn’t gone unnoticed in the McDiarmid Park dressing room.
“We spoke about the fact so many Premiership teams were drawn against each other which made it important to win,” he pointed out.
“A lot of good teams have gone out and we’re happy to be in the hat.
“We haven’t lost in five games now after a sticky patch and that shows the character in the team.
“Some other teams might have buckled and tumbled down the league. But we’ve shown what we’re about in the league and cup by getting results.”