ST MIRREN set up a final day decider in the Championship with a 5-0 rout of Raith Rovers.
The win means the Saints only need to draw with champions Hibs at Easter Road on Saturday to ensure they stay up, only a defeat and a win for Raith against Ayr United will put the Saints into a play-off.
Here's how the five-star Buddies rated.
Didn’t have a great deal to do as Raith offered no threat.
Contributed well to attacks and solid in defence, looks far more comfortable in his natural right back role.
Header led to the third goal and he strolled through the game at centre back.
Like MacKenzie he was not tested at centre back but showed composure when necessary.
Another fine display from the left back, appears to be improving with every game.
Another sparkling display from the youngster who has stood up to be counted during the run in.
Marshalled the midfield well and never found wanting in possession.
The first 10 given out this season and it’s well deserved. Raith couldn’t get near him all afternoon, scored a hat-trick and his third was a thing of beauty. Had a hand in all five goals.
An all-action display from Smith. His intelligence on the pitch is ideally suited to his role behind the striker.
Has picked up where he left off before his injury, caused Raith problems all day.
Has improved drastically since his first few weeks at the club. Now looks the perfect striker to fit the system Saints play.
Fans’ favourite was introduced late on.
Rocco Quinn 5
Got the last 10 minutes.
Brought on in the closing stages for what could be his last appearance in a Saints jersey.
Ross deserves every credit for the brand of football which has thrilled fans during the run in. He has got a level of performance from the team and individuals which would’ve seemed all but impossible during a torrid first two thirds of the season.
The Buddies have gone from the worst team in the league to the top of the form table and no team in the division can match the performances they have produced of late. The feel good factor around the club at the moment is palpable with everyone pulling in the same direction.
The job has not yet been completed but if Saints can take something from Hibs and survive that feat can’t be understated, from a team that looked dead and buried and set for the third tier for the first time in their history. Even if the final day ends in disappointment, Saints’ form would make them heavy favourites to negotiate a play-off.