St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson wants his side to put in the same sort of effort that earned them three points at Tannadice last weekend when they welcome St Mirren to McDiarmid Park tomorrow and leave the Saints in a good place going into the international break.

Davidson’s side ended the Arabs’ unbeaten run with the surprise win at Tannadice and the St Johnstone boss admits it will be pointless if his players put the hard work in to beat Dundee United then follow it up with a poor performance against the Buddies.

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The St Johnstone manager has been particularly happy with how his side have been starting games recently and encouraged his players to continue that tomorrow against St Mirren and put Jim Goodwin and his players under some pressure.

“A win would put us in a good position in the table going into the break,” Davidson said.

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“It’s pointless toughing out a victory like the one we got at Tannadice and then not put that same effort and a good performance in when we come back to McDiarmid for this next match.

“This is a big game for us. I’ve always said this will be one of the toughest leagues for years but we’re definitely up for the fight.

“The biggest disappointment in the Livingston game here was we didn’t start well.

“That’s very important for me – start fast and put the opposition under pressure.”We did that against Hearts and Dundee United and hopefully we’ll continue that.”

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