St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas has a selection headache ahead of Saturday’s home match against St Mirren.
Although Murray Davidson isn’t expected to recover from his ankle injury in time, Dave Mackay could be over a calf problem, Chris Millar may be OK following a groin injury and Callum Davidson will be available after being rested for the 1-1 home draw against Celtic.
The Perth men were fortunate to go in only one down at half-time but, after the restart, Saints saw efforts from Steven MacLean and Frazer Wright chalked off before Nigel Hasselbaink scored an 81st-minute leveller.
“Nigel has been knocking on the door for a top-team start and he and Gregory Tade caused problems when I brought them on,” said Steve.
And Steve also paid tribute to MacLean, stating: “Macca has been excellent for us.
“He’s sacrificed his own game to help others up front and that proves what a great pro he is.
“If he wasn’t so unselfish he would have netted more and he was unselfish again tonight.”
Although Saints were the better team in the second half, Celtic had the better of the first and the Perth side’s keeper Alan Mannus made some fantastic stops.
And he praised the manager for his impact, stating: “The expectation in our dressing-room is that we can beat Celtic.
“Although they defeated us in the Communities Cup, we beat them in the league at Perth earlier this season and drew against them at Parkhead in the league as well as drawing against them here tonight.
“Steve has instilled a mentality in us that we can beat Celtic.”