St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson has a Betfred Cup semi-final to look forward to next month when his team takes on Hibernian.

Despite being on a good run which has seen them lose only one of their last 11 games, Davidson believes that his side will go into the game as the underdogs.

“Going to be difficult”

“I think whatever team we got was going to be a difficult draw” he said (BBC ).

“We’ve had hard games leading up to it, a semi-final’s no different, you probably look at the teams left in the competition and Hibs are probably edging it as favourites, so it’ll be good to go in as underdogs” Davidson continued.

Dunfermline Athletic v St Johnstone - Betfred Cup Quarter Final

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson will take on Hibernian at Hampden next month (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Davidson feels that not being favourites for the game could help remove some of the pressure of playing in a semi-final from his players.

“With Hibs being slight favourites it probably takes the pressure off a little bit from the players, for me personally it’s a great game to have”

Davidson next takes his St Johnstone team to fellow Betfred Cup semi-finals St Mirren on Saturday in Premiership duty.

Good start will be key to league fixture

The St Johnstone boss thinks that a good start will be key to getting a result against the Paisley side who are on a lengthy unbeaten run and will be buoyed by their win over Rangers.

Hibernian v St. Johnstone - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Hibernian and St Johnstone drew 2-2 at Easter Road last month (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Jim (Goodwin) has got them playing really well. Obviously they are playing with a bit of confidence, it’s going to be a really tough game. I’ve got to make sure my players are fired up, ready to put them under pressure straight away, and hopefully we can then force a result in Paisley” he concluded.

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