St Johnstone have already been subject to a Celtic scouting mission – and manager Callum Davidson is braced for further interest in his legendary stars.

The team at McDiarmid Park became legends over the weekend as they won the Scottish Cup, completing an unprecedented double after lifting the League Cup in February. Captain Jason Kerr has been linked with a move away while Ali McCann has been scouted by Celtic, both now to be remembered in Saints folklore forever.

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Celtic are just one of the clubs looking at the history making stars. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Davidson says it’ll be a tough ask to keep everybody onboard: “It’s going to be very hard. My players have performed at a very high level on big occasions which says a lot. It will be hard for the club to hold on to them. That’s the business we’re in. Hopefully we only lose one or two.

“We need to make sure the ones who come through realise what these boys have done and meet those standards too. I’ve always said that players will get chances of big moves if they perform in big games. We beat Rangers in the quarter-final and there were the four games at Hampden – we’ve only conceded one goal in those four. I can’t fault them.

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“This is a special moment for the club and I’m delighted and grateful I’ve been in a position to lead them. It hasn’t sunk in and I don’t know when it will. I’m more drained than anything else. It’s been really hard over the last couple of weeks. I’ve got to thank my medical team for getting us through it and making sure we made the right decisions.

“It gave us the chance to focus on winning this game as best we could – and we’ve done it. The players probably don’t realise what they’ve done yet.”

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