Saturday was again a disappointing result but the performance was better than it has been in recent weeks.
We controlled most of the game but unfortunately weren’t able to make the most of that control by creating more chances or taking the chances that we did create. We gave away a poor goal and Partick really got a lift from that and were able to hold onto that slender lead to get all three points.
We were unfortunate to lose two players to injury – Brian Easton looks like he could be out for a few weeks but Stefan should be okay for weekend. In addition, Murray Davidson is a concern with an ankle injury.
There is no doubting the players’ effort and we did play some good football up to a point but ultimately we lost the game. It’s important that the players remain positive because we can very quickly get our season back on track.
I will remind people that we’re still in the top six but clearly we are on a poor run of results. This has happened in almost every season I’ve been here and it’s the nature of the league so we know how to deal with it and we are working hard to turn things around.
This is a time for everyone – staff, players and supporters - to stay together and the main focus is on to get St Johnstone back to winning ways.
Finally, well done to the U20s who beat Dundee United yesterday in the Scottish FA Youth Cup. It was a really good performance and they fully deserved to get through to the next round.
Thank you for your support