St Johnstone’s Murray Davidson has been a mainstay of the Perth side for years. The 32-year-old midfielder has been with the Saints since 2009, and has enjoyed many highs and lows with the team.

One major low was back in 2014, when injury saw him miss the Scottish Cup Final win over Dundee United. Now, seven years later, history may be repeating itself.

Out of action with knee injury

Davidson could miss another Saints cup final. He has been out of action since the start of the month with a knee injury, and he could miss Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final against Livingston.

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St Johnstone’s Murray Davidson may miss the Betfred Cup Final (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

That would no doubt be devastating for the player. However, Saints boss Callum Davidson may have to decide to leave the player out of his squad if he isn’t fit enough even for a place on the bench.

At this stage, Davidson might well be satisfied with a place on the bench, with the possibility of taking part in the cup final.

Would likely be in team if fully fit

You have to imagine that if Davidson was fully fit, he would be one of the first names of the manager’s team sheet. That is highly unlikely to be the case now.

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Murray Davidson in action against Rangers (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

All Davidson can do is wait and hope that his injury clears up in time for the cup final on Sunday. It is not often that you can say that a player deserves to play in a game.

But after missing the Scottish Cup Final in 2014 then it has to be said that Davidson deserves the chance to make up for lost time this weekend. Only time will tell if he gets that chance.

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