St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright concedes that Rosenborg Trondheim are favourites in their Europa League second qualifying round first-leg tie in Norway on Thursday.
However, he feels his side can go into the tie with confidence.
The Perth men’s build up has gone smoothly with 1-0 away friendly wins over Cowdenbeath and Morton and Tommy is “happy with the energy levels shown.”
He added: “We have shown great energy levels and our fitness is good.
“Against Morton, we started well and dominated the first 25 minutes.
“We had a couple of good chances and then lost our way a bit but won the game with a fine Dave Mackay free-kick.
“We should have made more of our opportunities but, hopefully, that will come.”
Saints gave a debut to forward Rory Fallon who has most recently been with Aberdeen.
“Rory did well when he came on and looked useful,” Tommy went on.
Saints will continue their preparations for the tie in Perth before flying out.
Rosenborg went top of the Norwegian League yesterday after a 3-2 home win over Odd Grenland. Previous leaders Stromsgodset lost 2-1 away to Sandnes.
Rosenborg have 34 points from 16 games, having won 10 and drawn four with 28 goals scored and 14 conceded.
A Saints U/20 team fought back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Fraserburgh in a testimonial for the Broch’s Russell McBride. Chris Kane (2, 1 pen.) and Dylan Easton scored for Saints.