His side had chances to kill the game off – but St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson says the Saints have to start taking them.

After a poor start to the game found them 1-0 behind to Ross County, a Craig Conway penalty secured a 1-1 draw away to the Staggies on Saturday. St Johnstone sit in ninth but the bottom four are bunched together, separated by two points.

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Share of the spoils for St Johnstone. (Photo by Sammy Turner/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Davidson was happy with parts of the Saints performance but was left ruing others in the Highlands: “The intensity we pressed at and our work rate for the first 20 minutes wasn’t good enough.

“But we got better, got the goal and until virtually the last couple of minutes of the second half I thought we were the better team. We had good chances – I can’t fault them. Their application, in difficult conditions, was excellent for 60 to 70 minutes.

“It was soft and slidey and quite hard to play football on, but the lads did well. The reaction after going a goal down was great, and in the second half we probably had the majority of chances – but we’ve got to take them and put them under pressure and put game to bed.

Ross County v St. Johnstone - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Davidson was pleased with some of the display but wants to see more ruthlessness in front of goal. (Photo by Sammy Turner/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“There’s not really any time off with the games coming thick and fast. Sometimes it’s better to just go and play the games. We keep going the way we are going and we’ll get points in January.”

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