Liam Gordon wired the significance of St Johnstone taking part in their phase within the situation which might protected the Perth membership a top-six end.
Forward of the general pre-split Scottish Premiership fixtures this weekend, the Betfred Cup winners are in 7th position, two issues in the back of St Mirren who’re away to second-bottom Hamilton on Saturday.
Saints want to beat 10th-placed Ross County at McDiarmid Park to have any probability of completing within the height part of the desk, and Gordon insists that needs to be the principle center of attention.
The 25-year-old defender stated: “It’s an exhilarating weekend.
“It’s make-or-break in that sense, however all we will be able to do is pass out and get 3 issues optimistically and put the drive on St Mirren. That’s all we will be able to ask for.
“It isn’t in our arms. All we will be able to do is deal with our personal efficiency and what is going to be can be.
“However we don’t wish to be ready the place we are available in after 90 mins and now we have let ourselves down, and one thing has took place at Hamilton which might have given us a gate into the highest six.
“We wish to optimistically get height six, but in addition getting the 3 issues will get you to 40 and optimistically that may protected your (Premiership) standing. And also you clearly nonetheless have 5 video games to head the place you’ll be able to select up issues.
“Without reference to the end result on Saturday, 3 issues is what you need as a result of it could actually put you in a single route however too can prevent in any other, so this is a large recreation for us.”
After an detached begin to the season below new boss Callum Davidson, the McDiarmid Park aspect have discovered a degree of consistency which additionally introduced the praise of the Betfred Cup trophy for the primary time within the membership’s historical past with the victory over Livingston at Hampden Park final month.
The Perth aspect are unbeaten in 4 league video games, and in 14 suits for the reason that flip of the yr they’ve simplest misplaced to champions Rangers and Celtic.
Gordon stated: “We knew that we have been doing the suitable issues and it sooner or later used to be going to click on.
“You’ll be able to’t simply be expecting a brand new supervisor to return in with a brand new taste of play and for it to click on in a single day.
“It might probably take months, from time to time even seasons, however fortunately sufficient it kicked in on the proper time, the midway level, and it has given us a just right platform to head and push for the rest of the season.”