St. Johnstone defender Richard Foster has told SaintsTV that he hopes to use his experience to help the Saints’ youngsters after signing a new one-year deal.

Tommy Wright’s side have a number of senior players – including Foster – and the former Rangers full-back admits they sometime lack a bit of experience going forward.

26th September 2018, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, quarter finals, St Johnstone versus Celtic; Richard Foster of St Johnstone and Callum McGregor of Celtic battle for the ball

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After adding some new faces last month, Foster hopes the elder statesmen of the Perts squad can pass their knowledge on.

“It’s important in any team to have a good mixture of youth and experience. What we lack in experience we more than make up for it with raw talent going forward,” Foster told SaintsTV.

“The manager has added more attacking options and more pace to the team but we do have that blend of myself, Liam Craig, Murray Davidson – the older guys – and hopefully we can impart our experience onto the younger ones.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 28: Richard Foster of Rangers strikes the ball during the Rangers v St Johnstone - Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final at Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The McDiarmid Park side currently sit sixth in the Scottish Premiership table and trail Hearts by six points.

With a trip to Ibrox this weekend, they will be hoping for a positive result to keep up with the Jambos.

16th September 2017, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Dundee versus St Johnstone; St Johnstones Richard Foster and Dundees Glen Kamara

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A four-point cushion back to seventh-placed Motherwell means there’s no chance of the Saints falling down the table should they lose.

Foster has made over 90 appearances for Tommy Wright’s side;  signing from Ross County in August 2016 after winning the League Cup the previous season.

The defender has also had spells with Aberdeen and Bristol City in addition to playing in the Champions League with Rangers.

 

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