Football - Lomas looks to leap Hibs

St Johnstone get the chance to take another step up Clydesdale Bank Premier League against Hibernian at Easter Road on Monday night.

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Football - Lomas looks to leap Hibs

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Steve Lomas is keen for St Johnstone to show a ruthlessness in front of goal

Saints leapfrogged Aberdeen into fifth place a fortnight ago with a convincing 3-1 win over the Dons at McDiarmid Park.

Steve Lomas' side are a point behind Hibs, with a game in hand, and the St Johnstone boss is looking for his side to bounce back from their William Hill Scottish Cup defeat by St Mirren last week, and to make amends for two defeats to Hibs earlier this season.

The Northern Irishman said: "We did well against Aberdeen and we took our chances that day.

"And at this stage it is about getting as many wins as possible and we will take a win by hook or crook.

"But Hibs will see it the same way, a chance to increase their lead over us, so there should be all to play for.

"The performance levels against them this season have been good but not in terms of results.

"I am more than happy with the way we played against them.

"With a bit of luck and better finishing we could have beat them and that was the same last week against St Mirren.

"Any time you go out of the cup it is always disappointing, especially when we could have been 2-0 up at half-time, had it not been for their goalkeeper."

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