Appearance milestone for Liam

Should he feature in tomorrow's match with Dundee, Liam Craig will make his 362nd appearance for the club which will see him overtake Alan Main and climb to 2nd in the St. Johnstone Football Club all-time appearance list.

Only Steven Anderson has played more games for the club and the 32-year-old midfielder has been an integral part of the success enjoyed in the past decade since he first arrived in Perth from Falkirk in December 2007.

Speaking on the eve of the Tayside Derby, Liam told the club's official website that he's honoured to have made so many appearances and spoke of his affection for the club.

"To be spoken about in the same breath as the likes of Steven Anderson and Alan Main is such a great honour," Liam said, "because of what they have both done at the club over the years.

"I was lucky enough to play with Alan and I have obviously played alongside Ando for many years and if I do feature tomorrow and climb to second in the list it'll be great.

"I think the fact I've spent so much of my career here and played so many games it shows how much the club means to me and also how much I've given back - it's been a great mix.

"You look at the likes of Murray Davidson as well who has more than 300 games under his belt - a big part of the success we've had over the years has come from the stability of having a core group of players stick around for so long.

"Add to that the likes of Dave Mackay, Chris Millar, Frazer Wright and Alan Mannus who were all brilliant for the club. I've been lucky enough to play alongside some brilliant players in my time at Saints but one thing that's been constant in all the squads I've been part of is dressing room spirit and a willingness to work hard.

"I'd love to stay here for longer because I love it here and hopefully I can make many more appearances for the club."

The manager also spoke about the midfielder today ahead of tomorrow's match and praised his contribution and attitude over his years at McDiarmid Park.

"Liam has been a fantastic servant to St. Johnstone Football Club," Tommy said.

"Since he came back here from Hibs he's been absolutely brilliant. His role has changed this season and we now use him in a slightly deeper role but he's really growing into the new position.

"I think his performance against Rangers was one of his best of the season and it just shows you that even at his age - 32 - he's still willing to learn and adapt his game.

"Liam is a great professional and he's someone who gives his all for the football club every single week."