St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson was left delighted as Ali Crawford’s late winner over Livingston ended the Saints winless run and lifted them off the foot of the Premiership table – with the McDiarmid Park boss admitting it can be a turning point for his side’s season.

After winning both domestic cups last season, expectations were high this season in Perth but Davidson’s side have struggled, failing to win any of their previous 12 games.

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Crawford’s goal lifted St Johnstone above Dundee on goal difference and the Saints boss was overjoyed after a “really tough game” against David Martindale’s Livingston.

“I’m not sure where my heart was when we scored at the death,” Davidson said.

“It was a really tough game against a good team and I’m delighted. I’m just thankful we got the goal to get the three points which were much needed.

“Not only for where we are in the league but for confidence, momentum and belief. I don’t look at the table. I just want to go and win games.

“These can be moments that turn a season, without a doubt.

“It is nice to go home and actually speak to my wife rather than grump in front of the television.”

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