Top-six spot not on Levein's mind

Craig Levein insists he isn't paying attention to the league table as his side have the opportunity to climb into the Premiership's top six with a win over Dundee on Sunday.

The Perth club have been battling relegation for much of the campaign, but a win last weekend over 11th-placed Ross County opened up a gap that has allowed fans to begin to look forward, rather than over their shoulders.

Those supporters will be well aware that victory over Tayside rivals Dundee would lift them into the top half of the table, even if their manager confessed he hadn't a clue.

“I didn’t know that,” said Levein. “I don’t really look at the league table at this point in time.

“Once it gets towards the latter end it becomes important to know exactly where you are but right now we’re just fighting to regain form and try and play at a consistently high level for the foreseeable future if we can.

“There were some really good signs against Hearts that things are turning again and I’m hoping we can put on a really good display.”

“We played much better against Hearts than we have been playing, we were even better than we were last week when we won at Ross County, which is encouraging.

“I think the guys we brought in [in January] are settling in and starting to look like they’ll be good additions to the squad.

“I’m hopeful we can really get moving now and start churning out consistently high performances.”