St Johnstone supporters have a mere three-week wait to find out their European destination.
Saints qualified for the first qualifying round of the Europa League – the fourth season in a row they have been in continental season – thanks to Inverness Caley Thistle’s win in the William Hill Scottish Cup final on Saturday.
The Highlanders lifted their first major trophy at Hampden with a 2-1 victory over Championship side Falkirk.
With Inverness having finished third in the Premiership that meant Tommy Wright’s team a spot below them in the table completed the Scots contingent in the Europa League along with ICT and Aberdeen, while Celtic will play in the Champions League.
The passports won’t be staying in the drawer for too long, with the draw for the first qualifying round taking place three weeks today – June 22 – and Saints’ two matches pencilled in for July 2 and 9.
So there will be at least one more name to join the ranks of Hamburg, AS Monaco, Eskisehirspor, Rosenborg and Luzern as Euro opponents for the Perth men.
McDiarmid captain Dave Mackay greeted the news with glee, posting on Twitter: “Delighted that’s us in Europe for the 4th season in a row. Well done to Inverness I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did last year.”