“Sunday will be very special.
“I have kind of been thinking about it all week.
“I think it will be a bit more emotion than normal. I will probably have a few more nerves. But I will have all my family there. It would have been nice if it had been a home game, but we have brilliant fans who really help us when we are on the road.
“So it will be emotional but at the end of the day we need to get the job done. We need to win the game. That will the main priority.
“Once you cross that white line it is back to business, regardless of what the occasion is.
“Here’s hoping I am picked. If I am, I am sure it is a game I will remember for a long time.
“We are on a good run at the moment and we want to keep that going.
“Since the disappointment against Celtic I feel that we have turned a bit of a corner. We have had two clean sheets out of the three games, we are scoring plenty of goals and everyone is chipping in which is great. If we can be as clinical as we were at Ross County then hopefully we can get the job done.
“If we can go into December with another couple of wins, and then have a good December, which we traditionally do, then I think we will be in a good position going into the Christmas break.
“We do find it a tough down at McDiarmid Park so we know it is going to be a difficult game. It is always difficult against St Johnstone.
“I felt the game earlier in the season at Pittodrie was one of the toughest games that we have had this season. I can never remember an easy game against them, and I am sure it will be the same on Sunday. But there are no easy games in this league.
“I feel we are on a good run but to keep in touch with the two sides above us we need to win these games. Over the past four or fives seasons week in week out we have managed to get these results.
“Over that time, we have also managed to have some good results against Celtic and Rangers so the poor results this season have really hit home. All the players know we need to be doing much better in these games.
“As a squad and as a team I feel we are starting to settle.
“It will be a big three points on Sunday if we can get them.”
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