St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has disclosed that he didn’t watch all of the penalties taken in the shootout against Dunfermline on Tuesday night.

The Betfred Cup quarter-final tie at East End Park went to the lottery of penalties after the game had finished 1-1 after extra time.

Didn’t watch entire shootout

St Johnstone did eventually book their place in the semi-final draw with a 4-3 penalty win. However, Davidson admitted that he could only watch some of the penalties that were taken.

Dunfermline Athletic v St Johnstone - Betfred Cup Quarter Final

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson and Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford before the Betfred Cup quarter-final (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I watched some of them. It’s just the way I am. It just depends how I’m feeling at that present moment in time. I wasn’t feeling good towards the end” he said (Dunfermline website).

The St Johnstone boss went on to admit that getting to a semi-final at Hampden would help the Perth side during the current difficult financial times that all clubs seem to be facing.

 

“Look forward to the draw”

“Without a doubt for the club it’s really important. I’m really pleased to do that, and I look forward to the draw.” The draw takes place tonight after the St Mirren vs Rangers game.

Dunfermline Athletic v St Johnstone - Betfred Cup Quarter Final

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson encourages his side (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Davidson was also impressed with the performance of Shaun Rooney. He scored his first goal of the season to give the Perth side the lead in extra time. Davidson was also quick to highlight the performances of some other players he brought into the side.

“I thought he was excellent. I made two or three changes. Shaun Rooney, Liam Craig, Callum Booth, all came in and performed to a high level. Delighted for Shaun” he said.

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