Tade upbeat as Saints continue

  • Last Updated: September 30 2012, 13:54 BST

Gregory Tade believes St Johnstone can carry on their impressive unbeaten run after securing their fourth win on the trot against Dundee.

Gregory Tade: There's a good feeling in the squad

Steve Lomas' side made it a memorable September by chalking up a 3-1 win at Dens Park, their third Clydesdale Bank Premier League win in a row to move to within three points of new league leaders Celtic.

It has been a pleasing turnaround for the Perth club who were bottom of the table as recently as a month ago.

But Tade believes in-form St Johnstone can go from strength to strength in the weeks ahead and further climb the table.

Tade said: "We're feeling good about ourselves and long may this run continue.

"It's been a very good past month and when you're in a bit of form you obviously want it to carry on for as long as possible.

"We don't want to take anything for granted because we know how quickly things can change in football.

"But after a not-so-good start we have picked things up quite a lot so we should be quite confident within ourselves as we go into the next few games."

Saints' only disappointment was the late injury to striker Steven MacLean whose close-range goal in the 52nd minute all-but sealed the points for the visitors.

MacLean suffered a suspected dislocated elbow after Tade had opened the scoring in the 16th minute before Ryan Conroy levelled from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute after Frazer Wright had tripped Dundee debutant Martin Boyle inside the box.

Liam Craig restored Saints' lead in the 27th minute with a fine far-post finish from Gary Miller's pinpoint cross and MacLean wrapped things up by bundling the ball home past Dundee keeper Rab Douglas following Wright's free header.

Lomas poured praised on his players for their professionalism and commitment at Dens Park.

He said: "This is never an easy place to come to and Dundee are looking to make their mark in the SPL.

"But the boys handled it well and I thought once we got the third goal we could maybe have gone onto score a few more."

Meanwhile, Dundee boss Barry Smith insists his side have no time to feel sorry for themselves as they sit four points adrift at the foot of the SPL.

He said: "We just have to dust ourselves down and get on with it.

"This is a steep learning curve for everyone but we have to adapt because there are a lot of good teams in this division."


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