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The long haul to the Highlands is probably the least favourite journey of many Scottish footballers — but as far as St Johnstone striker Collin Samuel is concerned it's at the top of his list.

The Trinidad and Tobago international has scored regularly against Saturday's opponents Inverness Caledonian Thistle and their Dingwall neighbours Ross County, so it's a match he has good reason to look forward to.

Samuel said, "Maybe Inverness are my lucky club.

"I have scored in both the previous games and hopefully I can keep my record going.

"I seem to like going to the north of Scotland because I have a good record against Ross County. The road trip doesn't seem to bother me."

He added, "I can't wait to get a game after having a day off last Saturday. That was disappointing but now we have two games in four days.

"When we played Inverness up there earlier in the season we produced some of our best football.

"We had opportunities to score and extend our lead. We should have been two or three up so it was disappointing only to get a draw."

Partnership with May

The former Dundee United man has struck up a promising partnership with teenager Stevie May.

Samuel said, "Stevie is young and full of energy. He also strikes the ball very well. Our styles seem to complement each other.

"If I go long he drops short, and the other way round. We have created an understanding pretty quickly."

A win in Inverness could take Saints into the top six, but manager Derek McInnes is adamant that the priority is still to achieve the in-house pre-season points total that was set to avoid relegation.

Another rival for a place in the upper half after the mid-season cut, Dundee United, will be next up on Tuesday night and McInnes said, "Let's see where the next two games take us.

"I don't make any apology for saying we are still short of the points target we set for the players with SPL safety in mind at the start of the season.

"We still have some work to do before getting there."

He added, "That has always been crucial for us and we want to reach that target as quickly as possible.

"Only then can we start looking at other objectives. The next 10 games will dictate our season."