Like WW, I can't see any of the other three below us taking any more points before the split after the midweek County/Thistle game. Even with Partick winning that, we still have a margin in our favour.
However in the last five games, probably only Partick, Dundee and County are the ones that matter, as those in 7th & 8th places will likely still be too strong for us, given their results this week. We are going to have to defend, defend, defend, as our goals against record is quite shocking, particularly having a manager who was supposed to be a defender in his playing career.
We don't NEED to score goals against, County, Dundee or Partick in the post split games, providing we do not CONCEED any. Dull no-score draws will be sufficient for us. It's likely that each of these games will be nervy, and our strongest defensive line-up is required, with, perhaps, only one-up front. Not that I am suggesting defending on our 18 yard box for 90 minutes in each of these three games, BUT we need to finally seal up those defensive gaps, particularly from set-pieces and corner kicks.
All of the other three teams will be pushing-up for goals, so we can still exploit the gaps which will appear in their defences. I. too, still beleive we will secure our place in 9th or 10th.