Football - Saints duo in fitness race

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas is sweating on two of his midfielders for Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League meeting with Dundee United but hopes to have Murray Davidson back in his line-up.

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The Europa League-chasing Perth men may have to do without on-loan Newcastle youth Mehdi Abeid due to a thigh strain while Irishman Patrick Cregg is struggling after jarring his knee.

But Davidson has recovered from an ankle knock and returns to Lomas' squad after missing last week's win over Inverness. Long-term absentees David Robertson and Jamie Adams, meanwhile, remain on the sidelines.

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