Saints boss wary of Dee battlers

STEVE LOMAS has warned his St Johnstone players that Tayside neighbours Dundee will be “fighting for their lives” when they visit McDiarmid Park today.

Northern Irishman Lomas, though, is not reading anything into Dundee’s struggles.

“We are not stupid enough not to realise that if we don’t put in a performance then we won’t win,” Lomas said.

“It is a local derby, Dundee will bring a good support with them and they will be fighting for their lives so we have got to be careful about complacency. We will have to be at our best.

“One thing you can’t guarantee in the SPL is three points, the league has shown that.

“Dundee were in a difficult position in the summer, not knowing if they were coming up to the SPL or not which was a nightmare for their manager.

“He has also been hampered by injuries which has affected team selection.

“But they still have good players like Colin Nish and Nicky Riley. However, we have to look after ourselves and make sure that complacency doesn’t come in.”