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St. Johnstone Preview

Dundee travel to Perth on Wednesday to face St Johnstone at McDiarmid and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: St Johnstone v Dundee.

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Wednesday 3rd April 2019

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: McDiarmid Park

Ticketing Information

This match is pay at the gate and the prices are as follows:

Adult £23
Over 65 £13
Aged 17 – 18 £12
Aged 13 – 16 £9
Aged 12 and under – free of charge when accompanied by adult/over 65.

Dundee fans will be housed in the North Stand

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 St Johnstone for Sat-Nav is McDiarmid Park, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2SJ

By Car:

On approach to Perth take the Stirling/Glasgow/Crianlarich/Inverness slip road (Jct 10), this links up with the M90. Follow signs for Inverness (A9), second left at Broxden roundabout. 1 mile down by-pass, take slip road (A85) to Crieff, at mini roundabout turn right to Perth. Straight through next roundabout, McDiarmid Park is on your left.

Directions from Perth:

Bus Services

McDiarmid Park can be reached by bus services mostly leaving the city centre from Mill Street (next to the cinema). Services number 1, 2, 13 and 15 all travel along the Crieff road, stopping either directly outside Tesco, or across the road from the stadium.

Perth Bus Station

Perth Bus Station is situated on Leonard Street, which is approximately 3 miles away from McDiarmid Park. The easiest way to reach the park from the station is by taxi.

Rail Transport

Perth Railway Station is also situated on Leonard Street which is some distance from the stadium – the best part of a 45 minute walk (uphill!). A taxi drive will take ten minutes and cost around £10. A short walk from the train or bus stations will take you to the city centre where there is a major bus interchange in Mill Street.

Taxi Services

Ace Taxis can be contacted on (01738) 633033

Head to Head v St Johnstone

LEAGUE: Won 58, Drawn 36, Lost 50

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 70, Drawn 40, Lost 55

Last Five Dundee v St Johnstone Games

  1. 29/12/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 6,868
  2. 25/8/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 4,259
  3. 21/4/2018 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 5,592 | Moussa (2)
  4. 10/3/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 5,336
  5. 30/12/2018 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-0 | 4,769 | Haber, Leitch-Smith

Match Officials

REFEREE: Greg Aitken

ASSISTANT REFEREE: David Roome
ASSISTANT REFEREE: Ant
hony Cooper

FOURTH OFFICIAL: John Beaton

Last Meeting

Dundee signed off for 2018 with a poor performance at home to St Johnstone whose 2-0 win hardly flattered them. Scott Tanser scored in the first minute and Liam Craig added the second after half time. The visitors were sharper than the Dark Blues all over the park and were in charge throughout the game.

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Boyle, O’Dea, Ralph, Curran, Kamara (Källman at half time), Woods, Calvin Miller (Nabi 63), McGowan, Kenny Miller (c)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Inniss, Spence, Moore, Lambert.

Booked: Boyle (foul on Kane), Woods (altercation with Craig), Curran (foul on Kennedy).

St Johnstone: Clark, Foster, Shaughnessy, Kerr, Tanser, Kennedy (Swanson 82),, Callachan, Craig, Wotherspoon, Kane, Watt (McMillan 82)

Unused subs: Hurst (gk), Anderson, Nydam, McCann, Gordon.

Goals: Tanser (1), Craig (58).

Booked: Craig (altercation with Woods).

Attendance: 6,868 (1,836 away supporters).

Referee: Don Robertson. Assistants: Stuart Stevenson, Anthony Cooper. Fourth Official: Steven Reid.

St Johnstone’s Season So Far

St Johnstone’s season had an inauspicious start with a 0-0 draw with East Fife at McDiarmid Park in the Betfred Cup but they won the bonus point in the penalty shoot-out.

It didn’t stop The Saints from winning their section however as they followed that up with two 1-0 wins against Montrose and Falkirk and in their final game beat Forfar 3-1 at Station Park.

After defeating Queen of the South 4-1 after extra time in the second round, The Saints exited the League Cup in the quarters when they lost 1-0 at home to Celtic.

Saints’ Premiership campaign had a tough start away at Kilmarnock and two goals in the last half hour was enough to keep the points at Rugby Park but they got off the mark in their first home game in a 1-1 draw with Hibs.

After winning maximum points against Dundee and Hamilton, St Johnstone lost 5-1 to Rangers, 2-1 to Hearts and 6-0 to Celtic but then embarked on a terrific eight game unbeaten run.

Victories over Motherwell, St Mirren, Livingston, Hibs, Hamilton and Aberdeen were done with no goals conceded and the run ended in December with 2-1 loss to Motherwell at McDiarmid.

After the winter break Saints knocked Hamilton out the Scottish 2-0 in Perth but like the League Cup succumbed to Celtic, this time bowing out 5-0 in Glasgow.

In the Premiership they returned to action with a 1-0 win over Livingston but subsequent losses to Hearts, Celtic, Hamilton, Aberdeen, Hibs Livi and Motherwell and just a solitary point in a draw at Ibrox has put a serious dent in the Saintees top six ambitions.

Top Scorers

ST JOHNSTONE: Watt 7: Kennedy 6; Alston 4; McMillan 3; Wotherspoon, Kerr, Shaughnessy, Davidson 2

DUNDEE: K. Miller 7; Nelson 4; P. McGowan 3; Moussa, Mendy, Madianga, J. Curran Wright 2

Matchday Programme

St Johnstone’s official match programme is a 20 page full colour edition and priced £2.00 it will be available in and around McDiarmid Park from 6.30pm

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the St Johnstone match live on DeeTV with a virtual season ticket. You can sign up for DeeTV for just £12 a month or an annual fee of £120 on the official website where you will also have access to highlights, interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of most Ladbrokes Premiership games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Wednesday night while a shorter highlights package will be available on Thursday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

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

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