Callum Davidson says his St Johnstone side know what’s needed on Saturday after putting their League Cup fate in their own hands.

The Perth Saints drew 0-0 with Dundee United on Tuesday after another battling display between the Tayside rivals. Whilst Micky Mellon’s men won the bonus point, St Johnstone have the chance to win Group C on Saturday.

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The Saints got a point. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Currently a point behind United and Saturday’s opponents Peterhead, a victory at Balmoor on Saturday will seal last 16 progression.

Davidson has reflected on the draw with Dundee United as the Saints boss looked to the weekend: “I was quite happy with the performance and thought we probably had the better chances, especially in the second half.

“For me, if we score late, we would’ve seen the game out and win but we didn’t lose the game. In the penalties their goalie made a couple of great saves, especially off Scott Tanser.

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All eyes on Balmoor. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It’s all about Saturday, the players know that and understand where we are if we want to get through and top the group. We need to go up there and win. I think we got into good areas again it’s just our composure that let us down.

“It was an intense game, both teams worked extremely hard to try to stop each and break. We had the two best chances but in the second half we didn’t really create apart from a wee bit of pressure at corners.

“Zander (Clark) didn’t have much to do and we looked like the ones most likely to score. But that’s six unbeaten now and it was an all-Premiership tie so it was really important we didn’t get beat. We’ve given ourselves a chance going into the Peterhead game and we’re going there to win.”

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