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The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Ryan Jack crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Craig Murray fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick.
Calvin Zola is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Steve Banks takes the free kick.
Calvin Zola replaces Gregg Wylde.
Murray Davidson makes a clearance.
Shot by David Wotherspoon went wide right of the net.
Corner taken by Niall McGinn.
Free kick taken by Ryan Jack.
Russell Anderson fouled by Steve Banks, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Niall McGinn went over the net.
Centre by Gregg Wylde.
Liam Caddis is brought on as a substitute for Nigel Hasselbaink.
Craig Murray is brought on as a substitute for Joe Shaughnessy.
Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.
Corner taken by Peter Pawlett from the left by-line.
Niall McGinn takes a shot. Steve Banks parries the ball away.
Shot by Gregg Wylde.
Ryan Jack is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Jack on Murray Davidson.
Shot by Josh Magennis went wide of the left-hand post.
Russell Anderson restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by Frazer Wright results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by David Wotherspoon.
Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.
Free kick taken by Steve Banks.
Unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Cameron Smith results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Frazer Wright.
Niall McGinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright.
Stevie May comes on in place of Steven MacLean.
Gary McDonald is ruled offside.
Tom Scobbie takes the free kick.
Joe Shaughnessy handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
Shot by Josh Magennis went wide of the right-hand post.
Cameron Smith takes a shot. Parried by Steve Banks back into danger.
Peter Pawlett takes the free kick.
Murray Davidson takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean by Mark Reynolds.
The ball is delivered by Tom Scobbie.
Clearance by Russell Anderson.
Free kick taken by David Mackay.
Corner taken by Niall McGinn from the right by-line.
Clearance made by Frazer Wright.
Gregg Wylde crosses the ball.
Centre by Niall McGinn.
Corner taken by Ryan Jack from the left by-line.
Shot by Peter Pawlett. Steve Banks turns it away with a finger tip save.
Corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the left by-line.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Niall McGinn.
The second half has started.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.
Michael Hector goes off and Cameron Smith comes on.
Header at goal by Niall McGinn goes right of the post.
The ball is crossed by David Mackay.
Peter Pawlett takes a weak shot. Steve Banks catches the ball.
Chris Millar crosses the ball.
David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Jamie Langfield.
Shot by Chris Millar went wide left of the target.
Russell Anderson takes the free kick.
Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Steven Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Shaughnessy.
Free kick taken by Steven Anderson.
Josh Magennis challenges Murray Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
The ball is swung over by David Wotherspoon.
Chance falls to Steven MacLean who heads at goal. Jamie Langfield catches the ball.
The ball is swung over by Peter Pawlett.
Free kick taken by Peter Pawlett.
David Wotherspoon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Shaughnessy.
The ball is sent over by Joe Shaughnessy.
Niall McGinn has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.
David Mackay challenges Niall McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.
David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.
David Mackay fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Fine finger tip save by Jamie Langfield.
Nigel Hasselbaink fouled by Mark Reynolds, the ref awards a free kick.
Nigel Hasselbaink is ruled offside.
Free kick taken by Tom Scobbie.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Hector on Murray Davidson.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Niall McGinn.
Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
David Mackay takes the free kick.
Murray Davidson fouled by Michael Hector, the ref awards a free kick.
Frazer Wright makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Niall McGinn.
Shot by Michael Hector went wide left of the target.
Josh Magennis challenges Steven Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Caution for Nigel Hasselbaink.
The referee gets the game underway.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gregg Wylde.
Millar backs McInnes to thrive
Chris Millar is sure his former St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes will have Aberdeen challenging at the top end of the Scottish Premiership.
But the midfielder will view St Johnstone's season as a failure if they are not challenging in the top six come the end of the campaign.
McInnes has made an early impact at Pittodrie, although the Dons are looking to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat by Hearts last weekend when they host Saints on Saturday.
And Millar feels his thorough approach will pay dividends.
The 30-year-old, who is now in his sixth season at McDiarmid Park, said: "He had a big impact on my career. He brought me here from Morton and developed me. I have felt since I came here I have always improved.
"He gave me a chance to play SPL football and his attention to detail and work ethos is something I have taken from him. We still keep in contact and he is good for advice.
"Derek has always been very thorough in his preparation on and off the park, with sports science, analysis and different ways to improve. Sometimes it's the wee things, a tweak here and a tweak there, that can make things better.
"If they continue going the way they are, Aberdeen are a fantastically-supported club, it's good for the Scottish game to have a strong Aberdeen side competing in the league.
"They have a strong squad and they they have been rightly tipped to be challenging for second or third place this year."
St Johnstone have no fresh injuries for the clash but goalkeeper Alan Mannus remains out with a shoulder injury.
And midfielder David Robertson is set for some Under-20s action next week as he continues his return from a broken leg.
Aberdeen winger Peter Pawlett insists he is not a diver - and that his "natural" way of falling is working against him.
Pawlett was booked for simulation by Alan Muir during Aberdeen's 2-1 defeat by Hearts last weekend despite appearing to be caught by Jamie Walker's sliding challenge just inside the box.
But it is not the first time the 22-year-old has been cautioned in such fashion. He received his second two-match ban for simulation from a Scottish Football Association panel in May over the penalty incident that sealed Dundee's relegation. Pawlett was also booked for diving twice in a month earlier this year.
However, he argued he cannot easily change the way he goes down.
Pawlett said: "I think I was unfortunate against Hearts, I think TV evidence clearly showed I was clipped.
"I think the way I go down doesn't help the ref's decision but that's the natural way I go down. I'm not diving, I've done that ever since I was a kid.
"I know when people look at it, and I sometimes look at it and think: 'What am I doing?' But at the time it's natural and I am not putting anything on.
"The physio said to me: 'You need to change the way you go down'. But that would be diving.
"It's difficult, especially when you are going at such a speed, to think about the way you are going to go down."
Aberdeen have lost three players for the clash. Midfielder Willo Flood (hamstring), forward Josh Magennis (shoulder) and winger Jonny Hayes (concussion) all drop out of the squad.
Midfielders Barry Robson and Chris Clark remain on the sidelines for Saturday's match as they continue to recover from knee injuries.
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