St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has expressed his delight after Liam Gordon signed a new deal to keep him at McDiarmid Park until the summer of 2024 and continue his long-held love affair with the Perth side.

Gordon grew up a Saints fan in Perth and helped write his name into the club’s folklore with his role in last season’s record-breaking domestic cup double, and Davidson is overjoyed to have a core of long-serving players who all hold the club close such as Zander Clark, Stevie May, Murray Davidson and Liam Craig.

While Gordon is yet to achieve that sort of longevity as a St Johnstone player, Davidson is hopeful his nex contract will help provide some stability for the Saintees as they try to buil on last season’s successes.

“I’m obviously absolutely delighted,” said Davidson.

“Everybody knows Liam is a Perth boy who grew up supporting St Johnstone. The club means a lot to him. He can’t wait to get back out there.

 

“I see him as leader on and off the pitch.

“We’ve always had boys who have stayed at the club for a long time – it’s one of the big reasons we’ve been successful. There have been so many who have hit 10 years and got testimonials. They could all have moved on but St Johnstone means a lot to them.

“We’ve got a few still here – Liam Craig, Michael O’Halloran, David Wotherspoon, Stevie May, Murray Davidson, Zander Clark and Liam Gordon. It’s great to have these type of players who have real feeling for the club.

“After we lost Ali (McCann) and Jason (Kerr) it’s a massive boost.

“Liam signing is great for the team and the stability of the club.”

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