St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson heaped praise on Liam Craig after his early goal saw Saints keep top-six hopes alive.
The 34-year-old midfielder provided the highlight of the game in the 16th minute with a fine curling finish from 25 yards and gave his side three important points.
The victory moved Saints to within two points of sixth-placedSt Mirren
with one game to go before the split.
was pleased with his side’s performances in their last three games and especially with
“That’s three games in six days for Liam Craig and he hadn’t played in a while.
“So all credit to him how he looks after himself and kept himself fit.
“It was a great strike. Obviously it was difficult conditions and I think the first goal was going to be really important. So all credit to Liam, it was a great strike.
“He does it all the time though so I wasn’t surprised when I see it hit the back of the net.
“I will take that performance all day. In the last 20 minutes I was a wee bit concerned but I thought the front three gave us energy towards the end of the match to get us up the pitch.
“Whether we get to the top six or not, it gives us the opportunity to have some breathing space at the bottom but also something to fight for a week on Saturday.”