In 1396 the Battle of the Clans took place on the North Inch of Perth. This was a gladiatorial fight to the death to settle a long running feud between the powerful Chattan and Mackay clans. 30 warriors from each formed before Robert III. All Mackays died, except one who swam the Tay, to the loss of 10 Chattans. Legend has it that the Chattans were a man short so a local saddler was paid to take the place. He survived, having joined the winning side!
Lets hope history doesn’t repeat itself at Bertha ‘”he Celtic name for Perth” although many Jags fans have thought we have been playing with a man short for quite a few weeks.
Mr.McCall has nearly a full squad to pick from, only Archibald and Roberts are out
St Johnstone have Kevin Moon and Colin Samuel out.
There will be a minute silence as a mark of respect for St Johnstone’s Charlie McFadyen,the club’s second top appearance maker who passed away last week.