St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is “very happy” with the form of striker Steven MacLean.
He netted 15 times last season and, so far this term, he has been on the mark four times.
His latest strike was the winner in the 2-1 away success over Motherwell.
He pounced after the Fir Park side’s keeper Craig Samson spilled a Chris Kane shot by reacting quickly to head the ball home.
“It was a real poacher’s goal,” said Tommy.
“Steven brings so much to the team,” he went on. “He scores goals, he makes goals and his link-up play is excellent.”
Tommy also had words of appreciation for MacLean’s strike partner, Chris Kane.
“It was Kano’s strike that led to Steven’s goal and, on another day, he would have scored in that match.
“He got into good positions, he came close and he’s getting a good run of games in the first team. The goals will come for him.”
Saints faced Motherwell without five injured players, Keith Watson, Dave Mackay, Ally Gilchrist, Tam Scobbie and Michael Coulson, and Chris Millar was taken off hurt.
The latter is to have a scan on his groin injury. He has been bothered by knocks in that area and the club are doing all they can to find a remedy.
They are awaiting the result of a scan on Scobbie’s knee injury but don’t think the knock is too serious.
The other four are a few weeks away from returning.
Tickets for Saturday’s all-ticket home match against Celtic (12.15) are on sale at McDiarmid Park, prices £27, £14 (concessions) and accompanied U/13s are free. Season tickets are valid.