St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has been impressed with how Michael O’Halloran has performed in recent weeks for the Perth side.

O’Halloran was left out of the starting line-up for a few St Johnstone games in October and November. However, Davidson feels that has been beneficial to O’Halloran, and some good performances from off the bench have led to his return to the starting line-up.

Pivotal to recent victory

Indeed, O’Halloran was pivotal to St Johnstone’s recent 2-1 Betfred Cup win over Motherwell. He provided the assists to both goals.

Michael O'Halloran in action against Motherwell

Michael O’Halloran in action against Motherwell (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Now with in-form St Johnstone about to head to a struggling Celtic side on Sunday, Davidson has paid tribute to the former Rangers winger’s performances and the attitude he has displayed.

 

“I could see that the old Mikey was back when he came off the bench a couple of times. He had a positive mindset and was enjoying what he was doing” he said.

“A very important player”

“He’s since had a couple of really good games after starting. I’m really pleased for him, he’s a very important player for us” Davidson continued.

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has been impressed with O'Halloran

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has been impressed with O’Halloran (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The St Johnstone boss also identified how being united as a team can bring the best out of the winger.

“My ethos is for the team and how we work together. Hopefully that brings out the best in him rather than him having to be the main man. He can go past people and create things, and we need to give him the platform to do that” Davidson concluded.

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