The three teams cast adrift at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table are all in action this midweek.

Dundee take on Kilmarnock, St Mirren face Motherwell and Hamilton play St Johnstone.

It has to be said that all three teams face tricky encounters.

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Dundee will be facing a Killie team still in the thick of the Premiership title battle.


They will be looking for a reaction to the recent 2-1 loss to Hearts as well.

St Mirren will be playing one of the division’s form terms in Motherwell.

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The Steelmen have won their last four league games in a row, and in David Turnbull they have one of the best young players in the country.

Hamilton’s match against a St Johnstone team battle for a top six finish will be tough, as the Saints ran Celtic close before losing 2-0 at the weekend.

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For the sides battling to stay up a point would perhaps be a decent result in the circumstances they find themselves in.

Between them they have won only 1o games from a possible 72, so every point counts in the battle to stay up.

With no league games this weekend because of the Scottish Cup the trio of sides won’t want to be left thinking about a bad result in the resulting 10 days.

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