His players turned in a ‘complete performance’ at Fir Park – but now St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has been left with a selection dilemma ahead of a historic match.
The Saints romped to an easy 3-0 win over Motherwell on Saturday, a Guy Melamed double and Jason Kerr strike sealing a solid victory. It was perfect preparation ahead of a League Cup final match with Livingston next Sunday.
And Davidson says some players have left him with thinking to do: “It’s a great selection problem to have. You probably look at the likes of Callum Booth. He has not been in the team, Scott Tanser gets injured, and he’s come in and performed to a real high standard.
“Guy Melamed, Liam Craig, there are lots of players there pushing for a start. I’ll have a look at Hampden, have a look at Livingston and I always try to pick a team I think’s going to win the game and I will do that for Sunday.
“It’s great when you’ve got people like Glenn Middleton and Stevie May coming on. I think the difference between now and the start of the season is that we didn’t have as much depth in the striking department.”
Saturday’s Premiership win strengthens their bid for the top six too and Davidson says it was a perfect outing: “I think that was our most complete performance of the season.
“I thought first half we played some real good football in difficult conditions. We cut them open and had some great chances to score. Second half I think it was more about a battle and a fight and I think the guys responded really well.
“So, it’s great for me – but it’s also great to see other players chipping in with goals. The attitude of the players was brilliant.
“I said to the players before the start that it’s the league that gets you to cup finals. The league is so important. It’s important we get as many points as possible between now and the split. The belief and confidence is definitely there.”
The only negative was David Wotherspoon, who was injured in the match, but Davidson hopes it isn’t too bad: “His groin’s a little bit tight. We’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully, we got it in time and it’s not too bad.”
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