Ross County Match Preview
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Ross County Match Preview

8th November 2023

Ross County Match Preview

Next up Saints host their third home match on the bounce as they welcome Ross County to McDiarmid Park!

Saturday 11th of November 


Last Time Out 


Saints were held to a 2-2 draw by Motherwell in Perth as the North Lanarkshire side came from two goals down to earn themselves a point to deny Craig Levein a winning start as Saints manager.

The Steelmen had the ball in the net on 11 minutes as Conor Wilkinson lobbed at fine finish into the far corner of the net however, the goal was ruled out following a VAR review as Wilkinson was deemed to have handled the ball in the build-up.

Saints took the lead on 17 minutes when Nicky Clark headed home a Matt Smith corner. They then doubled their lead 10 minutes later as Well failed to deal with a Saints corner and Andy Considine slotted home from close range.

Motherwell improved in the second half and they halved the deficit on 68 minutes when Shane Blaney headed the ball home from close range. The visitors then levelled the match six minutes later when Mika Biereth converted a Georgie Gent delivery into the Saints box to earn a point for the Fir Park side.


Ross County 

Ross County lost 3-0 to Celtic in their last match. 

The Staggies had James Brown sent off in the 10th minute and failed to keep out Celtic after that.

Goals from David Turnbull, Louis Palma and James Forrest secured the win for the Glasgow side.


Ticket information 


Adult- £25

Concession (>65/U20)- £15

Family Adult- £18*

Under 12- Free**

*Only available online

**Must be accompanied by an adult


Adult- £26

Concession (>65/U20)- £16

Under 12- Free**

**Must be accompanied by an adult

Wheelchair/Ambulant disabled supporters will pay the age-appropriate gate price with a PA free of charge if required.

Please contact Beverley Mayer by email at for any assistance.


Craig Levein Press Conference

Listen to Craig Levein's thoughts ahead of Ross County. 

Watch press conference here

Chris Kane Press Conference

Listen to Chris Kane's thoughts ahead of Ross County. 

Watch the full press conference here

Remembrance Tribute

St Johnstone are delighted to welcome representatives from 7 SCOTS, Veteran, RAF and Navy for Remembrance Day tomorrow when he host Ross County in the cinch Premiership. 

A minute's silence was observed this morning at 11am by all members of playing & office staff here at St Johnstone.
Pre-match there will be a number of tributes paid in honour of those who have fallen.

We would invite anyone wishing to partake in paying tribute, to be in your seat NO LATER than 2.50pm

14:51 – Club Chaplain invites all to stand. Remembrance Liturgy. Laying of wreaths by St Johnstone CEO Stan Harris & Ross County CEO Steven Ferguson.

14:54 – Bugler plays ‘Last Post’

14:55 – Piper plays ‘Lament’

14:56 - Teams exit onto the pitch

14:57 – Club Chaplain initiates the Minute Silence

14:58 – Bugler plays “Reveille’ to end the Minute Silence. The Remembrance parade exits the pitch.

14:59 – Coin Toss

15:00 – Kick Off

Bucket collection for Rachel Borthwick

Everyone at St Johnstone Football Club would like to show our support for the wife of Graham Carey, Rachel Borthwick . 

We would like to express their wholehearted support for Graham's wife who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

It takes immense strength and courage to face such challenges, and we are truly inspired by her resilience. As a club, we stand with them every step of the way, offering our unwavering support, encouragement, and understanding. Our thoughts and best wishes are with Graham and his family at this time.

If you would like to support Rachel, please look out for donation buckets as you enter McDiarmid Park tomorrow.


We are excited to announce we will be holding our first family hospitality day here at McDiarmid Park for this match!

Prices are as follows:

Family hospitality £75pp

Season ticket holders £50pp


Match day ticket

Match programme

Team lines

Player appearance

Drink token

Cash bar

Mini games/prizes

Chance to win a signed St Johnstone FC24 game.

3 course meal

Roasted tomato soup

With mini soda bread


Chicken balmoral

With mash, seasonal vegetables

& whiskey sauce


Chicken goujons

With fries & corn on the cobb


Macaroni cheese

With garlic bread & salad


Warm chocolate brownie

With St Johnstone vanilla ice cream

& chocolate ice cream 


Half time Tea, coffee & pie or sausage roll

For more information please contact

We would ask everyone who books to arrive at the stadium for 12:30, with food being served at 1pm.


The Muirton Bar will be open from 12pm.

The Muirton Bar will close early at 6pm. 

Live football on TV

Ahead of Saturday’s fixture against Ross County, St Johnstone FC will hold a remembrance Service ahead of kick off.

We are delighted to welcome representatives from 7 SCOTS, Veteran, RAF and Navy.

We would ask that supporters be in their seats for 14:50pm on Saturday to pay respect.


Steak & Black Pudding


The collection will take place in front of the Ormond Stand between 1.30pm - 2.45pm.

Items requested:

Nappies (Sizes 2 & 5)
Small bags of rice
Small jars of coffee
Small laundry products
Tinned fruit
Tinned potatoes
Tinned tomatoes
Tinned vegetables
UHT milk
Womens deodorant



The Junior Saints pre-match club returns prior to this weekend’s cinch Premiership match v Ross County.

Open from 1.30-2.30pm

Muirton Gym (the entrance next to the Muirton Bar)

Table-top games
Arts table
Soft play darts
Table football
Mini 5-a-side football
Visit from Brogan the Beagle

The pre-match club is exclusive to members and there is no need to pre-book.

NEW ‘CHECK IN’ PROCEDURE: All members will be issued with a match specific single use wristband confirming that they have checked in for the pre-match club. Don’t forget to check in with Derek, Donna, and Angie when you arrive so that you can take part in the Score Predictor and receive your wrist band.     

Full information about the Junior Saints Supporters’ Club including how to join can be found on our website here.


The match will be shown live on SaintsTV.  

Only SaintsTV international subscribers will be able to watch this match live.


Commentary from this match will be broadcast live on SaintsTV.  

Only SaintsTV UK and Ireland subscribers will be able to listen to this

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