Derby County fans bombarded his Twitter with messages – but Craig Bryson admits he wasn’t sure if he would have an opportunity like Sunday’s St Johnstone success.

The experienced midfielder was part of the Saints squad that lifted the League Cup last weekend, courtesy of a goal from Shaun Rooney. It was the first major piece of silverware in Bryson’s career.

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Hampden delight. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Down south, Bryson made over 200 appearances for Derby County and is still a much-loved figure at the Rams. Fans of the Championship club rushed to send Bryson well-wishes after the 1-0 win over Livi, something the midfielder is thankful for.

He said: “It’s calmed down, just a bit! The Derby fans have always been supportive of me ever since I joined Derby and ever since I left to be honest. They have always been great with me and I have a good following on Twitter from them.


“They are always happy when I get a bit of success and do well. It’s calmed down a wee bit but it was nice they are happy for me.”

Derby County fans were delighted. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Aged 34, while still a bit away from thinking about the end of his career, Bryson was happy to get a winners’ medal while he still had the chance: “I think the longer it goes without you winning a trophy, you sense you are coming to the end of the career and wonder if you will ever get the chance again.

“But when we started in the League Cup, we always had the aim of getting to Hampden. Luckily for us we got there and we managed to finish the job.”

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