ST JOHNSTONE prepared for Tuesday’s visit from Rangers by claiming their first win at home in five months with a 2-0 success over rock-bottom Ross County.
Murray Davidson scored two first-half goals and a bad day for the visitors was competed with five minutes remaining when Craig Curran was sent off following his second yellow card.
Perth boss Tommy Wright said: “The way we look at it is we’re still only five points behind Motherwell in seventh with two games in hand.
“We’ve done our job, we can be happy with out day’s work and recover and get ready to go again against Rangers.
“There are enough games left and enough points available for us to continue to move up the table and, hopefully, we will do that.”
Craig Tanner’s 33rd-minute goal gave Motherwell victory at Dundee, while Hamilton Accies came from behind to beat Partick Thistle 2-1.
Conor Sammon put the Jags ahead in the 10th minute, but Antonio Rojano equalised immediately and the hosts won it thanks to David Templeton’s last-minute effort.