Callum Booth and Stevie May have explained their thinking behind penning new deals at St Johnstone.

Left-back Booth has signed a one-year extension to the end of next season while fan favourite May has penned a deal until the summer of 2023. Booth says it was an easy choice off the back of an ‘incredible’ season, with a cup double still alive after knocking Rangers out the Scottish Cup at the quarter-final stage on Sunday.

Rangers v St Johnstone - William Hill Scottish Cup

St Johnstone are on a high. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He said: “I’m really pleased to have signed until 2022. It’s good to know I will be playing my football with Saints next season. This season has been incredible and to get a League Cup winners’ medal was phenomenal. I’m really enjoying my football and we have a great bunch of lads in the dressing-room.

“We now have a Scottish Cup semi to look forward to and we will give it our very best to be successful in this competition. But we have an important league fixture on Saturday at Hibs. I enjoy going back to Easter Road and I hope we can go there and get another positive result.”


May adds that’s he eager to win more silverware, having already won this season’s League Cup and the 2014 Scottish Cup with St Johnstone: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have signed a new two year contract. St Johnstone is where my heart is and it’s where I’ve enjoyed my most successful times in football.

Stevie May in action for St Johnstone

Enjoying his football. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We have achieved some great things this season, such as winning the Betfred League Cup and finishing in the top six. After defeating Rangers last night we are in the semis of the Scottish Cup and have given ourselves a chance of creating some more history.  Everybody at the club is buzzing and the atmosphere is first class.

“The spirit in the squad is amazing and it was there for all to see in the way we got our victory against Rangers. The manager has built something very special this season and I’m proud to be a part of it all. He and his backroom staff have us believing in every single game.

“We will now try and finish the last few games of the season in the best way we can and, on a personal level, to have my contract situation sorted out is great news. This is where I want to be.”

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