I've been saying for some time that County were gone, but they're not there yet, and they have home games coming up against both us and Partick - win both of those and they're back in it. But I doubt they'll do that, they could even lose both games.
So the play-off place is between us, Partick and Dundee, with an outside possibility St Johnstone could still get dragged into it, especially if we beat them up there in the re-scheduled game.
The maths is favourable. Not only are we the best-placed of the play-off candidates, we're also doing much better than last season. And last season we only ended up in the play-off spot because of our horrendous run post-spilt.
Clearly back-to-back wins engenders confidence, so we're all likely to be a bit more optimistic at the moment. But it also engenders player confidence: if we can pick up some points from our games in hand, we could find ourselves in quite a strong position going into the split. Wins in Perth and Dingwall could go a long way to ensuring our SPL survival. I think we'll stay up.
sic a wife as Willie had, I wadna gie a button for her!