St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has confirmed there is interest in some of his St Johnstone players after Ali McCann was scouted by Celtic.

The Northern Irish international was watched twice by Celtic over the course of last season, where St Johnstone won a historic League and Scottish Cup double. Captain Jason Kerr and Shaun Rooney are just two players who have enhanced reputations alongside McCann but there has been no bids yet, despite the interest.

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McCann was wanted by Celtic. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Davidson said (Courier): “I think there has been interest but I don’t think there has been anything formal. I had no doubt there would be people interested with the way they played last season. Fingers crossed we can hold on to them all but if we do lose any, it’s only one. We want the squad to continue to move forward.

“That’s football – it’s not just St Johnstone. The same will be happening at Rangers, Celtic or Aberdeen. There will be players moving. We’ll see what happens in the next six to eight weeks.”

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