Jason Kerr says captaining St Johnstone to a victory over European giants Galatasaray may better last season’s cup double – as he puts Bournemouth speculation to one side.

The Perthshire club are in Turkey tonight to face Galatasaray in the first leg of their Europa League third round qualifier. Captain Kerr has been linked with English Championship club Bournemouth in the build-up, following a historic League Cup and Scottish Cup double at McDiarmid Park last season.

Ahead of Galatasaray v St. Johnstone: UEFA Europa League

Kerr has been linked with Bournemouth but he’s in Turkey curren. (Photo by Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Kerr says speculation hasn’t bothered him: “Leading the boys out in a Scottish Cup final has been the pinnacle of my career so far. But playing against Galatasaray will be right up there and if we can get a result then it could top everything. My head is fully focused on this season and on St Johnstone. It always has been even when there was interest.

“It has been a busy time and it’s going to get even busier this month with league and European games as well as the Premier Sports Cup starting. So I am not thinking about anything like that, it’s a really exciting time to be involved with St Johnstone so that’s where all my focus is.

“There has been interest in numerous players but that just shows how well we did last season and it’s flattering.”

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