Anthony Ralston says he’s liking life at St Johnstone following his switch from Celtic during the summer.
The right-back is on loan at McDiarmid Park as he bids to gain first-team experience, with a view to breaking into the Glasgow side’s first-team in the future.
For now though he is concentrating on St Johnstone and Ralston says it’s been so far so good.
He told the Courier: “I’m enjoying playing week in, week out. That was why I came here. I feel that my game fitness is building all the time.
“With my match fitness I’ve got to the point that I can get up the pitch and back. I’m getting in the right areas and I want to show better quality than I have been.
“The reason I’m here is to play games. I’m enjoying my work Monday to Friday to get myself ready for a game and I’m enjoying going out in front of a crowd on a Saturday with points to play for.”
Ralston starting to make positive steps at St Johnstone
Following his loan move from Celtic to St Johnstone, Ralston has became a regular in Tommy Wright’s starting XI. So far, he has featured in ten Premiership matches.
Ralston’s made the right-back role his own but as a unit he’ll be hoping for better than what the Saints have offered so far. They’ve conceded 28 goals in 12 games, the joint-worst record in the league.
It’s something Wright will be keen on fixing and Ralston himself will look to amend that record. They’ve kept just one Premiership clean sheet so far this term.
On a personal note though he is getting the Premiership football experience he desperately needs, which will be a positive for the 20-year-old.