St Johnstone team work delights manager Steve Lomas

St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas
Lomas's side are within two points of third place in the Scottish Premier League

St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas praised the "collective effort" of his team after Francisco Sandaza's double ensured a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock.

"From 1-11 and the subs coming on, they were different class," Lomas told BBC Radio Scotland.

"Obviously, the goals win you games but the clean sheet; the lads at the back were magnificent.

"The save Peter (Enckelman) made, it must be up there for save of the season. It was a crucial period."

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Enckelman's save denied Paul Heffernan a goal and maintained Saints' 2-0 lead, with Sandaza netting twice before half-time.

"Fran will probably get the plaudits again but I believe there's more in the locker," added Lomas.

"He probably thinks I'm picking on him but we know when he gets that work rate, he's a threat and I said to him, 'whenever you work as hard as you do off the ball, you'll get your chances'.

"Fran's got talent, he's a handful."

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