Callum Davidson has hailed the form of his St Johnstone attack after a recent flurry of goals, their latest coming in a 5-3 win over Hamilton Accies.
The Perthshire Saints won a big match at the bottom to give themselves a third win of the season. Prior to the recent international break, they had failed to score in four Premiership matches.
But a 2-1 win over Kelty Hearts and 7-0 thrashing of Brechin City has given them a springboard for success. Davidson believes the League Cup outings came at the right moment for St Johnstone, hailing forward players such as Stevie May.
“The cup competition came at a good time for us,” said Davidson. “Stevie May is back in good form and his movement was really good. He kept getting in behind players and he was a constant threat.
“He was very unselfish for Craig Conway’s goal and that’s the pleasing aspect for me. It’s the same as when David Wotherspoon gave the penalty to Callum last week, it shows our spirit.
“Stevie and Craig were both great but I also need to mention David. We’ve asked for more from him and it was good to see him deliver. We are a small squad and we have to stick together.
“I believe in our quality and we had good substitutes who came on and helped see the game out. Hopefully we can do it the easy way soon but I’ll always take the three points.”
St Johnstone were 3-0 up in this game after 33 minutes, a May double and Wotherspoon strike putting them on easy street. Two Accies goals through Ronan Hughes and Marios Ogkmpoe made things nervy before half-time but a second half double from Conway finished things.
“I thought attacking-wise we were really good today, we moved the ball well, got in behind and took our chances which was pleasing to see,” added Davidson.
“We conceded three goals so we can do better defensively but the character of the players to keep going and going was pleasing. I’m delighted for them. We couldn’t score a goal at the start of the season and now we have 12 in two games so hopefully we can keep going.
“It’s always difficult going into the lead because you have to keep going. All credit to Hamilton because they kept fighting and made it a game. It’s probably a better game to watch than it is to manage.”