St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson has strongly backed goalkeeper Zander Clark. His comments came in the wake of Lawrence Shankland’s wonder goal for Dundee United against St Johnstone in midweek.
Shankland’s shot from around 50 yards out sailed over the head of Clark, who had no chance of saving the effort. However, Davidson hasn’t blamed Clark for the goal. Indeed, he has supported the player.
“We deserved three points but sometimes when you get done by a goal like that you just have to take your hat off to the scorer” he said.
“Brush himself off”
“Zander nearly got it and there’s no blame attached to him. We’ve told him he just has to brush himself down and get on with it. He wasn’t at fault” Davidson concluded.
It seems that Davidson fully intends to keep Clark in the St Johnstone side going forward. That means that the 28-year-old will start against St Mirren on Saturday.
Started last 15 league games
That isn’t really a surprise, as Clark has started St Johnstone’s last 15 league games. It would take a lot for him to be replaced as first-choice goalkeeper.
St Johnstone go into the game in ninth place in the league, three points ahead of bottom of the table Ross County. They go into the game on the back of a run of ten league games without a win.
A good performance from Clark could help St Johnstone bring that run to an end. It would also show that Davidson was correct to have faith in the goalkeeper. Only time well tell, but Davidson is 100% backing Clark.