St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas

Steve Lomas is hopeful the international break will clear injury clouds.

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St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas believes his side will benefit from the international break.

The Perth side have won their last four SPL games but Lomas is adamant his players will not lose momentum and could do with the rest physically.

He said: "I would say the free weekend will be a help with our injury crisis, because that is the one worry all managers have.

''We have a very small squad and with 13 fit senior outfield players it just goes to show you where we're at.

''You are never far away from your next crisis - you've always got that noose hanging over you and we're no different.

''To have six seniors off is a massive thing and obviously we're hoping to maybe get a couple back."