McInnes still holds top-six hope
Derek McInnes believes St Johnstone can still finish in the top six if they rediscover their early season energy.
The Saints have been hampered by injuries of late and have managed just one point from their last three games, which has left them five points adrift of Hearts, although they do have a game in hand.
That game is against runaway leaders Rangers at McDiarmid Park on Tuesday night, and McInnes has demanded his players rediscover their enthusiasm for the battle.
He said: "We need to be playing cup-tie football week in week out because when we don't do that we aren't as effective as we can be.
"Rangers are proving relentless in their quest for the title. When you're facing a team who see the finish line and are driven to get there then it can be very dangerous."
McInnes has been boosted by the news that striker Kenny Deuchar will be fit, despite suffering concussion against Hamilton at the weekend.