St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright was delighted with his side after they picked a point in a 0-0 draw with Rangers at Ibrox.
Wright told St Johnstone’s official Twitter account that his team were ‘excellent’.
Tommy Wright post-match: "The performance was excellent, we were more like ourselves. Our shape was good and everyone did their job. Its a good point and the perfect way to respond to recent results." #SJFC
— St. Johnstone FC (@StJohnstone) February 16, 2019
The result was even more impressive when you consider that one of the Saints’ star players this season – goalkeeper Zander Clark – missed the game and was replaced by Cammy Bell.
Despite missing such an important player, the Saints managed to gain a point few would have expected them to get.
They were on a run of five defeats in a row, so the result has to come as a bit of a shock.
Interestingly, it is the second time St Johnstone has responded well to a heavy defeat by Celtic. The Saints went on an eight game unbeaten run after losing 6-0 to Celtic in October.
Whilst the point at Ibrox comes on the back of the 5-0 Scottish Cup loss to Celtic last week.
The point for the Perth club keeps them handily placed in the battle for the top six in the Premiership. The Saints are currently sixth in the table, three points ahead of Hibernian.
Wright has had to endure some poor results recently. But this point at Ibrox at shows that on his day he is one of the best managers in the league.
The Saints will be hoping to kick on from this, and finish the season strongly.