St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is facing a selection headache as Friday’s home game against Aberdeen approaches.
James McFadden is serving the last of a three-game ban and Chris Millar is set to miss out again due to a groin injury sustained in Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Partick Thistle. It caused him to miss Tuesday’s 2-0 away loss to Inverness Caley Thistle.
Murray Davidson and Lee Croft are suffering from injuries, which have also kept them out of action lately, and Michael O’Halloran and Frazer Wright were taken off hurt in the Caley game. Dave Mackay sustained a back knock in that match although he completed the 90 minutes.
Brian Easton, who was taken off during the success over Partick with cramp, missed out on facing Inverness but should be OK for the Dons’ visit.
Tommy was disappointed at Saints’ showing on Tuesday night in the Highlands.
He said: “We didn’t get enough tackles in and didn’t do enough with the ball.
“We never got close to Caley Thistle and the goals we lost were preventable.
“The first one was shambolic as a clearance hit one of our own players and, for the second goal, too many of my players were sucked over to one side leaving a two-on-one situation from which Caley Thistle scored.
“There was nothing wrong with the back four. It was those in front of them who didn’t do their jobs.
“This is only our third defeat in 12 games and we are still in the top six.
“We may have lost against Inverness but we’ll get over it.”
Meanwhile, Saints are thought to be closing in on the signing of Hearts defender Brad McKay.