“You take the three points; you forget about the game and you move on.
“It was horrendous conditions. The pitch was dry. St Johnstone always make it tough for us. They are a difficult opponent.
“For their goal, the boy just hit it down into the ground and it went just over my fingers and into the net. The conditions certainly played a part in that.
“I have not seen the penalty back, but we have had a few given against us. It is good to see Sam on the score sheet and sticking it away.
“We spoke at half time and I thought that we looked a lot more assured in the second half. If you keep putting balls into the areas in these conditions, it is difficult to defend against and you saw that with Ash’s goal.
“Today was one of those days when the wind is against both teams. It makes it difficult. I think in the first half we could have played the conditions a lot better.
“Hibs are plugging away; it is going to be a battle with them. We have to look at the team in the second spot and see how they are doing. There is a lot to play for, but it is early. You have got to be looking forward as well and concentrating on ourselves.
“You can’t get too distracted by the league table; people have got games in hand. We will keep going. Results like today are as important as a free-flowing game against anyone.
“We had a bit of a sticky spell and a few weeks ago with a couple of disappointing results and performances but in general we have had some pretty good play. There is a lot more to come from us.
“Today was never going to be a game where you see any team play fantastic football. It was the team who dealt with the conditions better and got a bit of the rub of the green who would come out on top.
“Against Motherwell we didn’t test their goalkeeper enough but that point now looks a lot better tonight than it did on Wednesday. We are now six games unbeaten and we want to keep that going. Unbeaten runs are important during a season.
“Today wasn’t pretty but we found a way to win which is important.
“We move onto the 30th now.”