St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has insisted he is “up for the fight” after he watched his side suffer a shock 1-0 defeat by Kelty Hearts in the Scottish Cup after extra time.

After winning both domestic cups last season, Saints have failed to defend either and sit bottom of the Scottish Premiership – with the McDiarmid Park legend adamant he won’t give up on trying to turn things around.

Hibernian v St Johnstone - Scottish Cup Final
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Davidson has set his sights on adding some new faces to his squad as he predicted “two or three” being in the door by Wednesday when his side face Dundee in the league.

“I’m fighting, I am up for the fight,” Davidson said.

“That’s probably the lowest I’ve been as a manager here but I want to fight, be here, change things and get results. 

“We need the players to do that too. 

“St Johnstone is a club close to me, so I won’t stop – I will be fighting until I get to the day I’m told not to. 

“It’s not in my character to do anything else.

“It’s difficult when you are asked to walk through the fans when you have just been beaten and we are on a bad run. 

“It was difficult putting the players through that, it wasn’t a great idea asking us to walk through there. 

“I thought the fans were fantastic with us today, they stayed behind the team when they could have turned earlier and put more pressure on us. 

“Football is an emotional game and fans, players, myself we are all emotional. 

“I don’t think I need to repeat what was said, everyone is emotional. 

“The players need to do that too. 

“There’s going to have to be changes and hopefully we’ll get two or three new faces in by Wednesday.” 

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