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The referee blows for the end of the match.
Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.
Free kick taken by David Mackay.
Clearance made by Darren McGregor.
David Wotherspoon goes off and Michael O'Halloran comes on.
Lee Croft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Kelly.
Clearance by Jason Naismith.
The ball is crossed by David Wotherspoon.
Stevie May takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
Chris Millar concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim Goodwin.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Croft.
Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Sean Kelly by David Mackay results in a free kick.
Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.
Danny Grainger challenges Lee Croft unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Lee Croft replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.
Clearance by Gary McDonald.
The ball is delivered by Jason Naismith.
Tom Scobbie sends in a cross.
Stevie May grabs a goal with a right foot finish. St Johnstone 2-0 St Mirren.
Corner from the right by-line taken by David Mackay.
Murray Davidson is caught offside.
Shot on goal comes in from Stevie May from the free kick. Steven Thompson gets a block in.
Foul by Jim Goodwin on Stevie May, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Paul McGowan.
David Mackay shoots direct from the free kick and goes left of the target.
Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McDonald.
The ball is delivered by Murray Davidson.
Tom Scobbie takes the free kick.
Jim Goodwin challenges Stevie May unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Stevie May gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin.
Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.
Nigel Hasselbaink has an effort at goal. Christopher Dilo fumbles the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Steven Anderson.
Frazer Wright makes a clearance.
Jason Naismith produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Davidson on Jim Goodwin.
Sean Kelly takes a shot and went wide left of the net.
Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Chris Millar.
Jason Naismith crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by Christopher Dilo.
The referee penalises Nigel Hasselbaink for handball.
(St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Stephane Bahoken coming on for Adam Campbell.
The ball is crossed by Danny Grainger.
The ball is delivered by David Mackay.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Naismith on Nigel Hasselbaink.
Steven Thompson has a headed effort at goal.
Danny Grainger crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by David Mackay.
The referee gets the second half started.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McDonald on Jim Goodwin.
Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.
David Wotherspoon produces a cross.
Conor Newton crosses the ball.
Stevie May has an effort at goal. Marc McAusland gets a block in.
Jim Goodwin challenges Nigel Hasselbaink unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Marc McAusland.
Murray Davidson challenges Jim Goodwin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by Steven Anderson.
Clearance by Marc McAusland.
Foul by Gary McDonald on Jim Goodwin, free kick awarded.
David Mackay has an effort direct from the free kick hitting the bar.
Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Davidson.
Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Steven Thompson on Frazer Wright, free kick awarded.
The ball is delivered by David Wotherspoon.
Frazer Wright restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by David Wotherspoon.
Nigel Hasselbaink takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Millar on Danny Grainger.
Booking for Danny Grainger for unsporting behaviour.
Danny Grainger challenges Gary McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by Jason Naismith.
Stevie May fouled by Danny Grainger, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Adam Campbell.
Gary McDonald challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance by Jim Goodwin.
Unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by Steven Thompson results in a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.
Centre by Chris Millar.
Stevie May takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
Tom Scobbie restarts play with the free kick.
David Wotherspoon takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Gary McDonald.
Clearance by Alan Mannus.
The ball is delivered by Tom Scobbie.
The game gets underway.
Jahic absent for Saints
St Johnstone will be without Bosnian defender Sanel Jahic for Saturday's clash with St Mirren after boss Tommy Wright was forced to free the 32-year-old at the end of his short-term deal.
Midfielder Gwion Edwards has also returned to parent club Swansea while left-back Brian Easton (hamstring) and forward Steven MacLean (knee) miss the Scottish Premiership clash through persisting injuries.
And striker Rory Fallon may also wave goodbye to the McDiarmid faithful following the match after Wright informed him he was free to find a new club.
St Johnstone return to Perth having lost 4-0 at Motherwell ahead of last weekend's single-goal defeat away to Ross County.
While they have won just once on the road in the league this season, Saints can boast six home victories out of 10 games and defender Frazer Wright believes the Fair City outfit are a different proposition entirely in front of their own fans.
"We're back at home and our form there has been good," he said. "It's the away form which has been disappointing this season, so hopefully we will get back to winning ways.
"But St Mirren had a difficult time of it too against Celtic at the weekend. It's hard against a side of Celtic's quality but we can't worry about how they will respond to a 4-0 defeat, we just have to focus on ourselves.
"It's a home game, we do well at our own place and we aim to take the points."
St Mirren midfielder Kenny McLean will miss Saturday's game after a troublesome knee injury forced him under the surgeon's knife on Friday afternoon.
Buddies boss Danny Lennon will also be unable to call on midfielder John McGinn for the McDiarmid trip as he serves out a one-match ban, but skipper Jim Goodwin returns following his two-game suspension for elbowing Dundee United's Stuart Armstrong on Boxing Day.
Midfielder Paul McGowan is also in the squad after he was spared jail despite carrying out an alcohol-fuelled assault on two police officers.
"It's a big weight off his shoulders," said Lennon. "Anything like that hanging over you, regardless what you do, is going to have a bearing on you.
"I'm delighted [with the outcome]. He's a loveable wee guy is Paul and I'm delighted this is all behind him.
"We will help him in his recovery and he knows he has done wrong. The most important thing is that we help him along with his correction and that Paul gives a little back to the community for the right reasons. He needs to become a role model that youngsters will look up to.
"We have all made mistakes in our lives but we are one big family here at this club and like any family, if someone is in trouble, you stick by them."
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