St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson was disappointed to see his unbeaten run disappear – but the McDiarmid Park manager says that the League Cup quarter finals provide perfect comeback fuel.

The Saints lost 2-1 to Livingston on Saturday, ending an 11-game unbeaten run that was the longest in their history as a Premiership club. Now they must bounce back against Davidson’s old club.

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St Johnstone lost at the weekend. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

They face Dunfermline at East End Park, the in-form Championship side standing between St Johnstone and a League Cup semi-final, which would be a huge achievement for Davidson in his first season as Saints boss.

After the highs of this unbeaten run, Davidson says his players won’t need picking up again: “We’ll go again with a big game on Tuesday so you have to forget this one. We had a lot of possession but sometimes when you don’t do a lot with it, you don’t deserve to win the game


“We lost a really poor goal, probably the poorest we have conceded all season. We made it really easy for Livingston to score their winner. We can do better, the players are all disappointed, as am I.

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Saints are backed to bounce back. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Most of the players know they didn’t perform but they have a chance to make a semi-final of the League Cup now. If they can’t pick themselves up for that there’s a problem.

“I don’t have any issues with the players. The squad I’ve got are excellent when it comes to that. Probably the best thing to do is to go and play another game. Hopefully we can get a result.”

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