St Johnstone veteran David Wotherspoon isn’t worried about the lack of cup final experience in the Perth side’s squad, ahead of Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final.
The Saints take on Livingston at Hampden, and Wotherspoon is one of the few players in the squad who knows what it is like to win a cup final. He was in the Saints team that beat Dundee United in the 2014 Scottish Cup Final.
Wotherspoon feels that the chance to play in a cup final will motivate the squad.
“New to a lot of the boys”
“We don’t have many players who have played in cup finals, so it’s new to a lot of the boys” he said (The Courier).
“Although the club won a trophy in 2014, there are not many of us left. It’s a fresh experience for this group.
“The desire is there throughout the whole team. Winning the League Cup would be a massive achievement for St Johnstone” Wotherspoon stated.
The 31-year-old has been a mainstay for St Johnstone this season. He looks set to start the game in the middle of the park.
Key contributor in cup final run
Wotherspoon has been a key contributor in St Johnstone’s run to the Betfred Cup Final. He has chipped in with three goals. The most important being the winner in the last 16 game against Motherwell.
His corner also led to Jason Kerr’s opening goal in the 3-0 semi-final win over Hibernian. The player’s experience will be key at Hampden.
As one of the few players with cup final experience, he knows what these occasions are like. However, happily for Saints fans, he doesn’t think his teammates will be overawed by the experience.