St. Johnstone Preview

Dundee welcome to St Johnstone at Dens Park on Saturday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v St Johnstone

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 16th September 2017

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1884

STADIUM: McDiarmid Park

CAPACITY: 10,696

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Tommy Wright

CHAIRMAN: Steve Brown

NICKNAME: The Saints

MASCOTS: SuperSaint

CLUB COLOURS: Blue and White

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 2013/14

Scottish League Division Two (second tier) winners: 1923/24,

1959/60, 1962/63

Scottish League First Division (second tier) winners: 1982/83,

1989/90, 1996/97, 2008/09

Scottish League Challenge Cup winners: 2007/08

Scottish League B Division Supplementary Cup winners: 1948/49

Scottish Consolation Cup winners: 1910/11, 1913/14

RECORD WIN: 13-0 v Tulloch, Perthshire Cup, 17/1/1887

CLUB WEBSITE: www.perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

The city centre of Dundee can be reached easily by both road and rail. From Dundee City Centre you can use the no 1A or no 24 National Express Dundee bus services, both of which can be boarded at the Albert Square. For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382450450.

Head to Head v St Johnstone

LEAGUE: Won 55, Drawn 36, Lost 47

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 1

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 3

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 1

TOTALS: Won 67, Drawn 40, Lost 52

Last Five Dundee v St Johnstone Games

11/3/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 4,195

31/12/2016 | Home | Premiership | Won 3-0 | 6,492 | El Bakhtaoui (14), Gadzhalov (42) (Anderson o.g. 56)

23/10/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 3646 | Loy

12/2/2016 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-0 | 4876 | Hemmings (2)

27/11/2015 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 4598 | Hemmings

Last Meeting

Dundee put in a disappointing performance to lose 2-0 to St Johnstone in Perth last March. Saints tied up the points with early goals from Paul Paton and Blair Alston. The home side were able to control the game from then on, and Dundee never looked like turning ample possession into a comeback.

St Johnstone: Clark, Foster, Scobbie, Shaughnessy, Easton, Alston (Thomson 88), Paton, Craig, Swanson (Davidson 77), MacLean, Cummins

Unused subs: Mannus (gk), Smith, Watson, Hurst, Hunter.

Goals: Paton (11), Alston (18).

Booked: MacLean (foul on Kerr).

Dundee FC: Bain, Kerr, Gadzhalov, O’Dea (c), Holt, O’Hara, McGowan, Vincent, Wighton (Williams 72), Ojamaa (El Bakhtaoui 55), Haber

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Hateley, Ross, Klok, Gomis.

Booked: O’Hara (foul on Easton), El Bakhtaoui (simulation), Williams (foul on Alston).

Attendance: 4,195 (1,426 Dees).

Referee: Andrew Dallas. Assistants: Alan Mulvanny, Andy Milne. Fourth official: Craig Napier.

St Johnstone’s Season So Far

St Johnstone’s season started way back in June when they met Lithuania side FK Trakai in the first qualifying round of the Europa League and after a 2-1 defeat at home in the first leg and a 1-0 defeat in Vilnius, disappointingly exited the competition 3-1 on aggregate.

Qualification for Europe meant a bye to the knock out stages of the Betfred Cup but it was another early exit for The Saints when they crashed out 3-0 to Partick Thistle at McDiarmid Park.

The start to their Ladbrokes Premiership campaign has been superb and they come to Dens unbeaten in the first five games. Saints stormed to the top of the league by winning their first three games against Kilmarnock, Motherwell and Partick and followed that up with an excellent 1-1 draw at Celtic Park.

Tommy Wright won the August manager of the month while Micheal O’Halloran, on loan from Rangers picked up the player of the month and he continued to be the key man after the international break when he was on target again in the 1-1 draw at home to Hibernian last weekend.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa 5; El Bahktaoui 3; Hendry 2; Deacon, Holt, McGowan, O’Hara 1

ST JOHNSTONE: O’Halloran 5; MacLean 2; Davidson, Wotherspoon 1

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against St Johnstone at Dens Park are on sale now online and from the Ticket office.

This match is a Category B match and prices are as follows:

Family Area Priced tickets available in the Bobby Cox Stand

Rows A – Y, Seats 1 – 47 with prices as follows:

Adult and one child under 12 £26
Two adults and two children under 12 £50
With additional children under 12 at £2

Under 12 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group

Prices for all areas in Dens Park are priced at £24 for Adults, £16 for concessions and £10 for Under 18

Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1) or online

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2017/18 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the St Johnstone game in and around the ground and in the club shop. It is a full, colour 52 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

  • A message from manager Neil McCann
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • This Week in History
  • The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 23
  • Where are they now?
  • Profile on visitors St Johnstone
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news


The Dee, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Saturday for just £3 and can also be ordered on the Curtis Sport website.

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK who are virtual season tickets will be able to watch the St Johnstone match live on DEETV or alternatively they can view it for just £5.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DEETV on Saturday while a shorter highlights package will be available to view during the weekend alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Thursday.

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.

Additional Information

Dundee club historian Kenny Ross is launching his new book Dundee FC On This Day before the match with St Johnstone from 12-1pm in the club shop Dundee Direct. Dundee legends Bobby Wishart (who wrote the foreword) and Ally Donaldson will be in attendance alongside current hero Craig Wighton (whose Derby celebration picture is in the book) to meet fans and sign copies of the book