St Johnstone star can’t wait to fulfil Hampden dream against Celtic

St Johnstone skipper Liam Gordon admits that walking out at Hampden this evening with fans there as the Saints look to make their third consecutive final will be “amazing” after missing out during their historic double-winning campaign last season.

The Saints face Celtic tonight as they continue the defence of the Premier Sports Cup and Gordon can’t wait to lead his side out infront of a packed Hampden.


St Johnstone players celebrate winning the Scottish Cup (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After lifting both trophies last season at a deserted Hampden, Gordon would love to repeat it this season as he confessed that walking out as captain at Hampden is a dream come true for him.

“It will be amazing. It’s something that we’ve all missed as football players,” Gordon said.

“That first walk out onto the pitch just before kick-off is gong to be a brilliant feeling for everyone around the ground – the fans as well who are seeing their team again in the semi-final of a national trophy.

“It will be a packed house, a good occasion and hopefully and even better one if we get the right result.

“It will be different in the sense that I’ll be leading the boys out and I didn’t do that last year – that’s something you can only ever dream of as a kid.

“For it to actually become reality was amazing. It won’t obviously be so amazing if we don’t get the right result though.

“I’m fully focused on getting that the result. That’s the main motivation for me.

“Hampden was a happy hunting ground last year for us. We’ve got fond memories and that’s big going into this weekend.

“We’re obviously up against a club that’s been there many, many times. They are serial winners and it’s going to be a tough game for us but it’s one that we’re well up for.”

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