Forrest goes close moments later after a deflected effort lands straight at Mannus.

Janko drives in a dangerous cross before Griffiths tries a behind the foot flick shot which was ambitious but easy for Mannus.

The average league-game attendance at McDiarmid Park for the season 2007–08 was 2,913, which is 27.29% of the 10,696[1] capacity and up 3.59% on the 2006–07 season.[26]

Brechin 1-1 St Johnstone Brechin City win 4-2 on penalties

St Johnstone have qualified for the UEFA Europa League (formerly the UEFA Cup) on six occasions. The furthest they have progressed is the third round, which occurred in 1971–72, their debut season in the tournament. They have not made it beyond the qualifying rounds at the last three attempts.

Rogic and Sinclair in particular look keen to add to the goal tally.

Reports that Joey Barton will not return to Rangers on Monday as Scotland players react to their Lithuania draw.

Saints finished 1990–91 in 7th place, but their season was buoyed by an appearance in the Scottish Cup semi-finals, in which they lost to Dundee United.

Brendan Rodgers may make a substitution with Moussa Dembele now warming up.

It was a stunning first half from Celtic as they netted three goals before the break.

Henderson now gets a chance to impress Brendan Rodgers.

Celtic look like they can score at will here.

There was some late drama at McDiarmid Park as St Johnstone produced a spirited fightback but Celtic managed to restore their lead and seal the win.

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In October 2013, the club inducted the first five members to its "Hall of Fame" intended to formally recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the club. Those inducted were Joe Carr, Willie Coburn, Henry Hall, John Brogan and Roddy Grant. The inaugural event took place at a dinner ceremony at Perth Concert Hall.[21]

A lifeline but most likely too little too late for the Saints.

McDiarmid Park's south stand is named the Ormond Stand in his honour.

Craig Thomson came under criticism for not sending off Rangers midfielder Harry Forrester last week but he books the Hoops striker for his tumble.

Griffiths opened the scoring when his deflected effort crashed off the bar and past the helpless Mannus.

This is a huge ask for the Saints but they need to give their fans something here.

Ryan Christie finished it off with a late finish.

THE game will be broadcast with a noon kick-off and will be the first time the clubs have met in the league since 2012.

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Dembele is now on to add to his four-goal haul in Hoops.

Scotland missed out on the Euro 2016 finals, but some of the nation's clubs will still benefit financially, writes Richard Wilson.

Forrest himself got in on the act with a stunning solo goal as he turned Brad McKay inside out.

St Johnstone

Tommy Wright is up against it heading into the break.

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Scotland's top league offers intrigue, drama and chaos despite all of its flaws, argues BBC Scotland's Tom English.

The striker has a word with his manager as he leaves the field.

Striker Chris Kane is on to replace Saints midfielder Wotherspoon as they look to push on.

The midfielder buries his penalty after Liam Henderson fouled Paton in the box.

Not quite but the former Inverness man looks keen to show his ability.

The Celtic striker goes down rather easily after edging into the box.

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Danny Swanson and Chris Kane are involved in both goals as St Johnstone beat Ross County in Dingwall.

Nir Bitton is also booked for confronting Davidson after the incident.

St Johnstone Football Club is a professional football club based in Perth, Scotland. Although it is officially recorded as being formed in 1884, the club did not play its first game until February 1885. The club's home since 1989 has been McDiarmid Park. The club's first Scottish Cup appearance was in 1886–87 and they joined the Scottish Football League in 1911–12.

St Johnstone look to be out on their feet here and are struggling to effect the game.