ORAN Kearney insists St Mirren’s clash with St Johnstone tonight won’t be definitive in their battle to avoid the drop.

The Buddies travel to Perth to take on Tommy Wright’s men after the original fixture fell foul of the winter weather.

St Mirren currently sit bottom of the Premiership but would leapfrog Dundee with a win.

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The two relegation rivals face each other in Paisley this weekend in what looks like a genuine ‘six-pointer.’

Kearney said: “I don’t see tonight as being definitive. Once you’re into the split and we’re playing Dundee and Hamilton again, it’ll be different – it will be as black-and-white as that.

“However, either team could win or lose on Saturday and then win their next two or three games.

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“I’ve been in enough races to have seen it all, so I wouldn’t be keen to put all of my eggs in one basket. It all flips and turns around very quickly.

“There will be far bigger swings post-split, when everyone is playing everyone else at the bottom.”

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