Be interesting to see how losing McCann and Kerr has effected them.
Two important players that is for sure. Didn't think defensively they were as good against Rangers but they have signed reasonably well in midfield with Ali Crawford and Cammy McPherson. They are a very decent side and a strong squad and as always will be a tough game. Would be good to get a break against them and get ahead in the game.
30% of StJohnstone's starters who gave us trouble last season have moved on so not the same team.
Saying that Davidson will try to play in the same way to get the same result but it all depends if his replacements can play to the same level.
Their best two players, Kerr and McCann are gone and been replaced by Ambrose and Crawford. Their free kick specialist Tanser is gone and replaced by Brown.
Efe was their MOTM last week but he doesn't have the discipline of Kerr. Crawford is a good replacement for McCann but isn't on the same level. Brown is a bog standard player and Tansers loss makes them less effectual from free kicks although Middleton shoots well from them.
Would like to see us try to blow them away in the 1st 45 minutes.
A back 3 with Wood getting his 1st game. A holding mid to take the ball from the CH's and who can switch in if Porteous has a chance to amble forward with the ball. Attack hard from the start with the other six outfield players including Allan who is good for 55 minutes.
Absolutely no point in having Allan on the pitch if you are not on the front foot.
Hopefully we would be 2-0 up when Allan departs to be replaced by Gogic. Then closing the game out with the 3 centre half's in position to defend any high balls into our box and Gogic clamping down on their midfielders.