Rangers gave another demonstration of their growing confidence as they swept St Johnstone aside 5-1 at Ibrox.
Tommy Wright will never criticise his players for trying to stay on their feet in the penalty box – even if it costs St Johnstone a penalty as it did at the weekend.
Expectations from outside McDiarmid Park for St Johnstone over their next five fixtures will be pretty low.
Competition for a place in St Johnstone’s starting line-up has been taken up a notch or two after a busy last couple of days in the transfer window.
Jason Kerr has no bitterness over his Scotland under-21 snub.
The prospect of another operation for St Johnstone’s Brian Easton appears to be diminishing.
Ross Callachan admitted being made to feel wanted by St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright helped him make the hugely-difficult decision to leave his boyhood heroes Hearts to move to McDiarmid.
Tommy Wright believes there will be a fear factor in the McDiarmid Park dressing room, with St Johnstone players knowing that only their very best football will keep them in his starting line-up.
St Johnstone fans would be more than happy if Danny Swanson’s third spell at the Perth club reaches the standard set in the first two.
New loan signing Tristan Nydam has made a good first impression with St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright.