Callum Davidson has hailed St Johnstone’s Millwall loanee Danny McNamara after his goal sealed a 1-0 victory over Kilmarnock.

The game at McDiarmid Park, played in thick fog, didn’t have much in terms of goalmouth chances. But when an opportunity fell to McNamara, he took it, the Millwall loanee hammering home a shot from the edge of the box after a Saints cross.

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Davidson was left pleased for the Millwall youngster. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It was a big win for Davidson’s team who moved closer to the top six and further away from the bottom with three points.

He doesn’t hit the net much, the goal against Killie being his first since a goal for Dover Athletic in 2019, but Perth Saints manager Davidson says its just reward for someone who’s been one of his best players.

“It was nice for Danny to hit the target for once – he doesn’t often do it in training,” joked Davidson. “I was really pleased for him, he’s been one of our best players this season and it was great for him to get a goal.

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Davidson was pleased. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“He’s really popular amongst the lads so I’m delighted. I always knew it was going to be a tight game and a tough game. Kilmarnock are a strong team.

“First half I thought we dominated without really testing the goalkeeper. I’m pleased that the lads have got the points our recent performances have deserved.

“Kilmarnock had two good chances but as the game went on we got stronger. It takes us a little away from the foot of the table and puts us in that middle bunch. It was a big game for us.”

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