St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson is keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to Murray Davidson’s chances of featuring for St Johnstone in the Betfred Cup Final.

The veteran midfielder suffered a calf injury in last week’s 1-0 loss to Rangers, putting his participation in this month’s final against Livingston in doubt.

As a result of the injury, Davidson missed the dress rehearsal for the cup final, which saw St Johnstone beat Livingston 2-1 last weekend. However, the Saints boss has not yet ruled the player out of the final.

Battle to get player fit

Davidson does concede though that it will be a battle to get his namesake fit in time for the Hampden event, which takes place on the 28th of February.

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Murray Davidson suffered a calf injury against Rangers (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“He is probably 50/50 for the cup final. He has a grade two calf injury. It is unusual for Muzz because I don’t think he has ever had one of those before” Davidson said.

The player heals up quickly

One thing that could be to Davidson’s advantage in his battle to be fit is that it doesn’t seem to take him long to recover from injuries.

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St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“You get some players like myself who used to take ages to heal. Murray is the opposite, so we just go day by day and load it up this week and next week and see how far he can get.

“That is the only way we can do it and I think he will obviously have to give us his feedback. I know he is desperate to be involved and play, but we need to make sure he is 100 per cent right” Davidson concluded.

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