Motherwell and St Johnstone meet at Fir Park on Saturday as domestic football returns after the international break.
Stephen Robinson’s side, after six attempts, has yet to register a league win so the need for a three point afternoon is obvious. Fans may be willing to forgive an early season stumble but patience will weary if the team remains at the bottom of the table for much longer. Fixtures against Aberdeen and Rangers follow the upcoming Europa League distraction in Coleraine; a win on Saturday is vital.
Allan Campbell’s return to the fold after his goal scoring trip to Lithuania with the Scotland U21s is sure to give the squad a boost. He has rightly earned praise from his coaches and team-mates for the single mind determination he shows in training and Motherwell fans would share his delight as the ball flew into the Lithuanian net.
Stephen O’Donnell, Declan Gallagher, Trevor Carson and Harry Robinson are also returned for their travels.
Callum Davidson was a happy man after his side won 1-0 in their last outing as St Mirren lost in Perth. He felt that his players had not received the rewards they were due for good performances in earlier games.
Our opponents have scored four in their six outings as Liam Craig, David Wotherspoon, Michael O’Halloran and Stevie May demonstrated the Perth side’s goal threat.
A close encounter is likely but the home team’s need for the win might just give them the edge, 2-1.