St Johnstone midfielder Craig Bryson is ‘really pleased’ to stay with the Perthshire side after the Derby County hero signed a contract extension until 2022.

Bryson returned to Scottish football in the summer of 2019, signing with Aberdeen after becoming a Derby County hero over 278 Rams appearances. He’s played 24 times for St Johnstone this season after arriving from Pittodrie, winning the League Cup in February.

Derby County hero Craig Bryson has signed a new deal with St Johnstone for next season.

Derby County hero Craig Bryson has signed a new deal with St Johnstone for next season. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He could win the Scottish Cup too, St Johnstone facing St Mirren in the semi-finals of that competition. Bryson, now 34, said of his new deal: “I’m really pleased to have got my new contract and extended my stay. I’m very settled here and enjoying my football.

“The team has been doing very well and it was great to hear that the manager and the board wanted me to stay. The Club has made me feel very welcome from day one and the dressing-room has a brilliant team spirit.

“I look forward to next season but, before that, we have at least three massive games to play in the next week.  It starts against St Mirren tomorrow and if we can win then we have another massive match in a Scottish Cup Final on May 22nd.

“But we are not looking that far ahead. It’s all about being professional tomorrow and trying our best to beat a very good St Mirren side. We also have fifth place in the Premiership to fight for. It’s going to be an exciting and challenging period. But we are all ready for it.”

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