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St Johnstone will be without Murray Davidson for the visit of Dundee United.

The midfielder suffered a medial ligament strain during the midweek Scottish Communities League Cup win over Livingston and faces around six weeks out of action.

Sam Parkin, Chris Millar and Kevin Moon are all still sidelined through injury ahead of the Tayside derby.

Dundee United could hand a debut to new signing Lauri Dalla Valle in Perth.

The Finnish striker arrived on loan from Fulham this week and goes straight into boss Peter Houston's squad for the Tayside derby.

He will be joined in the pool by Danny Swanson, who completed another 90 minutes in a training game against Rangers on Tuesday.

Long-term injury victim Scott Severin will be in the stands as he recovers from a serious leg break.

St Johnstone (from): Enckelman, C Davidson, Maybury, Wright, McCracken, MacKay, Morris, Craig, Sheridan, Higgins, Sandaza, Haber, Adams, Mannus, Caddis, Moffat, May, Gibson.

Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dillon, Dixon, Kenneth, Gunning, Watson, Smith, Flood, Allan, Rankin, Armstrong, Robertson, Swanson, Hilson, Dow, Russell, Dalla Valle, Daly, Banks.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Friday, 24 October 2014
19:45
Aberdeen v Motherwell  
Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Dundee v Hamilton  
Inverness v Dundee U  
Partick v St J'stone  
St Mirren v Ross Co  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:00
Celtic v Kilmarnck  
Friday, 31 October 2014
19:45
St J'stone v Motherwell  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Celtic v Inverness  
Dundee U v St Mirren  
Hamilton v Partick  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Hamilton 10 14 23
2 Dundee U 10 7 22
3 Inverness 10 6 20
4 Kilmarnck 10 6 20
5 Celtic 9 13 17
6 Aberdeen 10 1 16
7 Dundee 10 -1 13
8 Partick 9 0 10
9 St J'stone 10 -7 9
10 St Mirren 10 -8 7
11 Motherwell 10 -12 7
12 Ross Co 10 -19 4

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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