Callum Davidson knows St Johnstone secured a big win away to Livingston – but it won’t give them a League Cup final boost.

The Saints ended Livi’s 14-game unbeaten run with a fantastic 2-1 victory in West Lothian, goals from Scott Tanser and Shaun Rooney sealing a huge win for Davidson that eases fears of having to look over their shoulder.

Livingston v St Johnstone - Ladbrokes Premiership

Livingston’s run was ended by St Johnstone. (Photo by Roddy Scott / SNS Group via Getty Images)

These two will meet again at the end of this month in a League Cup final but this preview showdown won’t have a bearing on that says Davidson: “We didn’t really work on tactics for this, we focused on the attitude and commitment because that’s what you need to get a result here.

“I thought it showed and it was the most pleasing thing for me. Livingston are fourteen games unbeaten, they are a good side and they battle for everything. So we knew we had to come here, fight just as hard as them or even harder. That’s what got us the result.

“It’s a great result, like it was coming back from 2-0 down against Kilmarnock last weekend. We were a bit unlucky against Rangers but over the last month I’ve been really happy with the way we’ve played. This won’t have any bearing on the cup final, it’s a different day, a different pitch, a bigger pitch.

Hibernian v St Johnstone - Betfred Cup Semi-Final

Another challenge awaits. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“There could be different players playing at Hampden, so it won’t have any impact.  The main thing for us until the final comes around is the league and this gets us another three points.”

 

One player who could make that final is Murray Davidson, who looked unlikely to reach it after a challenge by Kemar Roofe in the 1-0 defeat to Rangers midweek. But Davidson says he’s got a chance of being fit.

He said: “Murray is 50-50 for the final. He is a quick healer so hopefully he will be back in time for it.”

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