St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson was delighted to see striker Guy Melamed score his first goal for the Perth side on Tuesday night.

The 28-year-old joined the Saints in October, but hasn’t enjoyed the best start to his career in Scotland. Melamed had had to deal with moving to a new country in the middle of a pandemic.

Started at Tannadice

However, the player has continued to work hard. He was given a start by Davidson in the game against Dundee United at Tannadice on Tuesday night.

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St Johnstone’s Guy Melamed celebrates scoring his first goal for the club (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The decision paid off, as Melamed scored his first St Johnstone goal in the 2-2 draw. Davidson was quick to praise the player following the game.

“It was great for Guy to get on the scoresheet as he has waited a long time” he said.

 

“This was a reward”

“It has taken him a while to get up to speed with the Scottish game without any reserve football. For me this was a reward for how hard he has worked over the past two or three weeks” Davidson said.

The Saints boss hopes that the goal is only the start for Melamed at St Johnstone, and it can kickstart his career at the club.

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St Johnstone’s Guy Melamed in action against Dundee United (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“He is a clever player who wants to succeed so hopefully he can push on from this. We know he is a goalscorer, but I thought he also worked very hard outside the box as well” Davidson concluded.

Melamed will have the chance to add to his goal tally at the weekend when St Johnstone take on St Mirren. Following his goal against Dundee United, you have to imagine that Melamed will get the nod to start.

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