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Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Millar on Martin Scott. Rocco Quinn takes the free kick.
Rocco Quinn challenges Steven MacLean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from David MacKay from the free kick.
Iain Vigurs takes a short corner.
Grant Munro takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Iain Vigurs, clearance made by Murray Davidson.
Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig, Frazer Wright scores a headed goal from close in. Ross County 1-2 St Johnstone.Liam Craig provided the assist for the goal.
Steven MacLean takes a shot. Save made by Michael Fraser.
Shot from just outside the box by Rocco Quinn goes over the target.
Unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by Murray Davidson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Brittain.
Gregory Tade leaves the field to be replaced by David McCracken.
Shot from close range by Martin Scott misses to the left of the goal.
Sam Morrow takes a shot. Clearance made by Murray Davidson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Miller by Stuart Kettlewell. Free kick taken by Steven Anderson.
Martin Scott replaces Marc Fitzpatrick.
Shot from close in by Sam Morrow misses to the left of the goal.
Colin McMenamin takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Millar on Grant Munro. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.
Steven MacLean is brought on as a substitute for Patrick Cregg.
Liam Craig challenges Stuart Kettlewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Iain Vigurs fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Patrick Cregg gets a block in.
Sam Morrow scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ross County 1-1 St Johnstone.Grant Munro provided the assist for the goal.
Colin McMenamin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Gregory Tade goes wide left of the target.
Iain Vigurs concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Cregg. Colin McMenamin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Glen. David MacKay takes the free kick.
Murray Davidson fouled by Richard Brittain, the ref awards a free kick. David MacKay takes the free kick.
Iain Vigurs has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner taken by Richard Brittain from the left by-line, save made by Alan Mannus.
Marc Fitzpatrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Millar. The ball is swung over by Liam Craig, Murray Davidson takes a shot.
Effort by Iain Vigurs from a long way out goes over the crossbar. Nigel Hasselbaink goes off and Murray Davidson comes on.
Mihael Kovacevic takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.
Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig.
Liam Craig fouled by Rocco Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. Rocco Quinn goes into the book. Free kick taken by Steven Anderson.
Shot by Grant Munro from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Rocco Quinn has a shot and went wide of the right-hand upright.
(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Mihael Kovacevic coming on for Ross Tokely.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Glen by Gary Miller. Direct free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Fitzpatrick by Gary Miller. Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Brittain from left wing, save by Alan Mannus.
Chris Millar fouled by Rocco Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. David MacKay takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Frazer Wright. Booking for Frazer Wright for unsporting behaviour. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Iain Vigurs on Gregory Tade, free kick awarded. Liam Craig delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Michael Fraser.
The referee sends off Rowan Vine for violent conduct.
Goal scored by Liam Craig from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ross County 0-1 St Johnstone.Assist on the goal came from Nigel Hasselbaink.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Iain Vigurs, Close range header by Scott Boyd goes over the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Chris Millar results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Richard Brittain, Ross Tokely produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro by Rowan Vine. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro. The offside flag is raised against Gary Glen. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.
Sam Morrow has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Gregory Tade is ruled offside. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Rocco Quinn by David MacKay results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Iain Vigurs from right wing.
Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.
Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus.
Close range shot by Gary Glen goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Brittain on Nigel Hasselbaink. Steven Anderson takes the direct free kick.
Brittain unfazed by goal shortage
Ross County captain Richard Brittain believes the paucity of goals in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League games is symptomatic of the tight nature of the competition.
Brittain is the only County player to score in the SPL, the midfielder having netted from a free-kick against Celtic and a penalty in the win over Dundee.
The Dingwall side have only conceded one goal, in injury-time against Celtic, in their six games.
Derek Adams' side go looking for their first home win of the season on Saturday against St Johnstone and Brittain has no concern about their attacking potential.
The former St Mirren midfielder said: "It just shows you how closely matched teams are.
"I don't think it comes down to striking options, it just shows you how little there is between the teams.
"I don't think it's anything to do with a lack of striking options because it's not just strikers who score goals.
"But we are confident - with the quality we have got in the squad, the goals will start to flow."
County have extended their unbeaten league run to 40 games since winning the Irn-Bru First Division and only SPL leaders Motherwell are also undefeated in the competition this season.
But Brittain was quick to point out that his side have achieved nothing yet.
"We have got a decent foothold in the league but there is a long, long way to go and it's only a foothold," the 28-year-old said.
"Look at some teams that have come up before us, they have started really, really well, even up to January-February time and then fallen away and ended up getting relegated.
"We are only six games in and there is a long, long way to go, there is no getting away from that.
"It's a good start but that's all it is, it doesn't count for anything at the end of the season.
"We need to keep working hard and getting points on the board."
While Brittain is not getting carried away by their success, he is equally unconcerned at their wait for a home win following draws against Motherwell, Celtic and Kilmarnock.
And County are unlikely to take risks against St Johnstone in a bid to please their home fans.
"As long as we keep picking up points," Brittain said. "We are happy enough with the start we have made. It could be better but then again everything could be better."
St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas insists last week's victory against Celtic will count for nothing if his team lose on Saturday.
Saints stunned the Scottish champions when they fought back from behind to claim a 2-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win in front of their jubilant fans at McDiarmid Park.
Lomas has now told his players they must build on their first victory of the season.
He said: "I think any win makes training a lot more enjoyable.
"To come back after such an early setback was very positive.
"But, listen, it will count for nothing if we don't go up and produce the same sort of performance and hopefully get a result against Ross County, who are bang in form."
Celtic took the lead after just four minutes through Kris Commons last weekend before St Johnstone hit back with goals from Gregory Tade and Rowan Vine.
Lomas believes clinical finishing in front of goal made all the difference after passing up chances in previous outings.
He said: "We have been putting in good performances but we took our chances on Saturday, which made a big difference.
"It's not going to be easy. What a great run Ross County have been on - it's been an absolute credit to themselves and the club."
St Johnstone are aiming to end an unbeaten league run of 40 games, which County have carried on from the Irn-Bru First Division into the SPL.
Lomas told STV: "We would like to but we know it's going to be tough.
"If you get anything up there, they certainly make you work for it so we are under no illusions.
"It's going to be tough and we are going to have to perform at our best to get something from the game.
"The lads are under no illusions, they are going to have to perform well.
"But, that being said, if we perform like we did against Celtic and like we did in the other away games, the key thing is to take our chances."
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