Gary Locke’s Kilmarnock have been an enigma in the Scottish Premiership this season, causing a shock one week then being thrashed the next.
But St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright will be preparing his team to expect the good Killie to come up against them in the Scottish Cup clash at McDiarmid Park on Saturday.
“Killie are quite unpredictable as a team,” Wright said. “But one thing you do know is they have the firepower to hurt you.
“They have been very up and down this season, but when they play well they are a match for anyone.
“Gary Locke would admit himself that consistency has been a problem for them, one week they look like a top six team and then they put in a few results which has them worried about the play offs.
“But they have already beaten us this season and they’ve drawn with Celtic.
“So we know it’s a really tough game and as always with cup football it’s about who turns up on the day.”
Wright added: “It’s a home time, that’s what we wanted, but it’s a very difficult match against another Premiership team.
“The cups are very important to us, we put a big emphasis on them every season.
“We’re in the semi-final of the League Cup and we want to go as far as we can in the Scottish Cup as well.”