Callum Davidson says three points were the most important thing for St Johnstone after a big 1-0 win over St Mirren.

A goal from Chris Kane sealed a first Premiership victory since November for the Perthshire Saints, who head into a League Cup semi-final with Hibs in good spirits. It was a win achieved without being at their best.

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St Johnstone beat St Mirren on Saturday. (Photo by Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But for Davidson, that matters not at this stages, as getting results over the line is far more important: “It was a funny game because it’s probably the worst we’ve played. I thought first half was a real tight affair.  Guy (Melamed) had the best chance and probably should’ve put it away.

“I asked the players for a little more energy going into the second half.  We got the early goal. When we did that and they got the man sent off, from then on I didn’t think we were good enough. But I’ve been here enough saying we’ve played really well and not got anything from the game.

“The three points are so important. When you haven’t won in a while it can sometimes be difficult to get over that line. I didn’t think we were good enough on the ball in the second half and we allowed them to get into certain areas.

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All smiles in Perth as Davidson’s men achieved a big victory over St Mirren in Perth. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“But I would say we defended very well. At 1-0 it is always difficult and I am just happy with the three points.”

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