St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas blamed a fixture pile-up for his team's lacklustre showing in the 1-0 win over Dundee.
Liam Craig grabbed the only goal on 33 minutes in a dour contest short of excitement and entertainment for the McDiarmid Park faithful.
"Some lost the will to live and I was nearly joining them," Lomas joked. "It certainly wasn't a classic!
"I think the accumulation of games told, I think it was about six games in 21 days.
"It has been a pretty hectic schedule and it's been the same 15 or 16 players who have been going week in, week out."