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Ross first up for Saints

St Johnstone will take on Ross County on the opening day of the new season, with Tommy Wright taking his side to Dingwall on 9 August.

But it is the first home match of the 2014/15 campaign that stands out, with Celtic and new manager Ronny Deila coming to McDiarmid Park on 13 August.

A home game with near rivals Dundee comes up on 13 September before Saints go in the opposite direction two weeks later when they take on Dundee United at Tannadice.

The return fixture with Dundee is scheduled for 8 November, with Wright's side hosting Dundee United on 27 December.

The busy Christmas period then takes in a trip to Pittodrie to face Aberdeen on New Year's Day, followed by a trip to Celtic Park on 10 January.

Celtic then come back to McDiarmid Park on 14 February, with St Johnstone then playing Dundee United away on 21 February.

Games away to Ross County on 8 April and at home to Dundee three days later close out the regular season before the split takes effect.