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Nicky Law challenges Murray Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Miller takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line. Stewart Carswell on for Chris Humphrey.
Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Anderson.
Rowan Vine produces a cross, David Robertson scores a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. St Johnstone 1-3 Motherwell.Assist by Rowan Vine.
Effort on goal by David MacKay from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
The ball is delivered by Nigel Hasselbaink.
Inswinging corner taken by Rowan Vine from the right by-line.
The ball is sent over by David MacKay, Steven MacLean takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Rowan Vine from the right by-line.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Robert McHugh coming on for Henrik Ojamaa.
Stevie Hammell goes off and Zaine Francis-Angol comes on.
David Robertson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Craig.
Gregory Tade leaves the field to be replaced by Rowan Vine.
Foul by Jamie Murphy on Chris Millar, free kick awarded. Steven Anderson takes the free kick, Tom Hateley takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Craig from the right by-line to the near post, save by Darren Randolph.
Chris Millar takes a shot. Simon Ramsden gets a block in.
Nicky Law finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. St Johnstone 0-3 Motherwell.Assist by Keith Lasley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by Henrik Ojamaa. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Mannus.
Shot from just outside the box by Liam Craig goes over the bar.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Chris Millar misses to the left of the target.
Henrik Ojamaa takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alan Mannus.
Stevie Hammell has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Craig on Keith Lasley. Simon Ramsden restarts play with the free kick.
Keith Lasley concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Davidson. Alan Mannus takes the free kick. Keith Lasley is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Stevie Hammell fouled by Steven MacLean, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Chris Millar, blocked by Gary Miller.
Frazer Wright fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Mannus takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Davidson on Stevie Hammell. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
The ball is crossed by Tom Hateley, clearance by Adam Cummins.
Henrik Ojamaa takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Mannus.
Jamie Murphy fouled by Gary Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Steven MacLean on Adam Cummins, free kick awarded. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Miller on Jamie Murphy. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
Jamie Murphy challenges Gary Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Anderson restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Tom Hateley, save by Darren Randolph.
Corner taken by Liam Craig from the right by-line to the near post, Adam Cummins manages to make a clearance.
David MacKay takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Craig played to the near post, clearance by Michael Higdon.
Nigel Hasselbaink delivers the ball.
Murray Davidson produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
Chris Millar delivers the ball, clearance by Simon Ramsden.
Goal scored by Jamie Murphy from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Johnstone 0-2 Motherwell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Chris Millar. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Michael Higdon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Miller. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.
Murray Davidson challenges Keith Lasley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Ramsden.
The referee shows Frazer Wright a yellow card.
The referee gives a free kick against Keith Lasley for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Mannus.
Tom Hateley concedes a free kick for a foul on Gregory Tade. Liam Craig produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Darren Randolph makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Henrik Ojamaa on Frazer Wright. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Mannus.
Chris Humphrey delivers the ball.
Unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell by Nigel Hasselbaink results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig, clearance by Michael Higdon.
Foul by Adam Cummins on Nigel Hasselbaink, free kick awarded. Liam Craig shoots direct from the free kick, save by Darren Randolph.
Frazer Wright fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David MacKay on Chris Humphrey. Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Law.
The ball is crossed by Chris Humphrey, save by Alan Mannus.
Chris Humphrey challenges David MacKay unfairly and gives away a free kick. David MacKay takes the free kick, Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Higdon goes wide right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Steven MacLean.
The ball is delivered by Gary Miller, save made by Alan Mannus.
The ball is sent over by Keith Lasley, Steven Anderson makes a clearance.
Blocked by Alan Mannus. Jamie Murphy grabs a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. St Johnstone 0-1 Motherwell.
Millar keen to show thrashing was a blip
St Johnstone midfielder Chris Millar believes the midweek hammering by Celtic should be put into the context of an encouraging start to the season for the Perth club.
A 5-0 defeat in the Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-final at Parkhead on Tuesday night was St Johnstone's first loss in nine games.
Indeed, their fifth consecutive Clydesdale Bank Premier League win of the campaign against Kilmarnock earlier in the month equalled a club record stretching back to 1971.
The Perth side can leapfrog Neil Lennon's men to lead the SPL table for 24 hours at least with a win over Motherwell at McDiarmid Park on Saturday, if results in the games involving Aberdeen and Hibernian go their way.
Millar, 29, believes the Celtic result should not negate the good start to their season.
"If a win on Saturday can take us top of the league then that is brilliant," he said.
"That just shows you how well we have done so far and we have to remember that.
"It was a nice wee run we were on, eight games and then we lost one to the best team in the country so we have to try to look for positives.
"We are going into the Motherwell game on the back of a bad result but in the overall picture we have been doing quite well.
"There are three teams in joint second place but even below that there is not a lot of points between the teams.
"It is a tight league, a few teams have been on decent runs so there is not a lot between the teams aside from Celtic.
"First and foremost you have to keep your league form good.
"But for a club like us, we are not going to win the league, the cup is something you can win.
"The draw wasn't kind to us but we have to put it behind us and move on."
St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas will have a head count of the walking wounded.
Defender Frazer Wright missed the defeat by Celtic with a broken nose and is one of those who will be assessed.
The Perth side were also without Peter Pawlett (hamstring), Craig Beattie (thigh), Jamie Adams (back) and Paddy Cregg (hamstring) at Parkhead and they are likely to be absent once again.
Motherwell have gone four games without a goal in a run that has seen them go from top of the table to eighth place ahead of their visit to St Johnstone.
But McCall remains convinced they will turn around their form.
"I would be worried if we weren't creating," McCall said. "We had three or four good opportunities against Hibs.
"We have got to keep putting ourselves in those positions and have the confidence to take them.
"We have good finishers in the club but we do need people to start chipping in with goals.
"We have worked on different types of finishing, crosses from wide, shots from the edge of the box, everything.
"The good things is we have players who create chances. We have pace and trickery, we just need to be clinical when that chance comes along.
"We might only get one, lots of games have been won by one shot on target. As long as we score one goal more than them, I'll be happy."
Motherwell did have the ball over the line in their latest defeat, a 4-0 reverse against Hibernian, but the officials failed to give the goal after Ben Williams scooped out Stevie Hammell`s header from his goal.
Hibs also benefited from two controversial penalties before their injury-time fourth and McCall is refusing to panic after previous defeats by Rangers, Celtic and Hearts.
"Last Friday was a freak game, everything that could go wrong did go wrong," he said.
"But it`s been a long week. As a manager you question yourself and what you can do better and different.
"It`s about knuckling down, nobody feeling sorry for themselves, and it`s time for strong minds and strong bodies.
"We go to a tough place tomorrow, St Johnstone have been on a terrific run.
"They are probably as well equipped to challenge Aberdeen for second with the strength of the squad, and the quality and experience.
"I think they will do well this season. It`s always a tough place to go but we have had good results there in the past and high-scoring games against them."
McCall has "one or two injury concerns" ahead of the game. He would not name the doubts but defender Shaun Hutchinson could miss out again after a hamstring injury ruled him out of last Friday`s defeat by Hibs.
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