St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson is optimistic that midfielder Murray Davidson will be able to feature in next weekend’s Betfred Cup Final against Livingston. Indeed, the player might even feature for the Saints this weekend when they take on Motherwell.

Davidson has not played for St Johnstone after picking up an injury against Rangers, but he could be available for the Hampden showdown.

Confident player will feature at Hampden

The Saints boss is being slightly cautions though, as he knows any recurrence of the injury would rule the player out of the final. However, he does sound confident that Davidson should be able to play some part at Hampden.

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

“I think he’s been doing really well, and I think he’s possibly got a chance for Saturday. It’s a difficult one in how hard do you push him? Any setback for him at the moment will be detrimental for him” he said.

“He’s feeling really good, and we’re trying to work on him as hard as we can to get him back into training before the final. It definitely is better than 50-50 at the moment” Davidson continued.

Manager will use own experiences

Davidson is planning to use his own experience with injuries to work out just how much football Davidson should play in his return from injury.

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

“I’ve been injured many a time myself, and it’s just one of those difficult ones where deciding how hard you push. We’ll just try to get it right with Murray

“Murray’s obviously an experienced player and knows his own body. So we’ll see how he is over the next couple of days. We’ll load him a little bit more and see where we can get to” he concluded.

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