St Johnstone’s Ali McCann is going to be a vital player for the Perth side when they take on Hibernian in the League Cup semi-final on Saturday.

The 21-year-old, who was scouted by Celtic in November, has featured in every league game that the Saints have played so far this season.

Set for third appearance in competition

Interestingly, he has only played in two League Cup games so far this season, but that will change this weekend. He showed his importance to Callum Davidson’s side in the recent game against Dundee United.

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Ali McCann celebrates scoring for St Johnstone (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McCann played at right-back in that game and done well. Usually he is a central midfielder. It will be interesting to see where he plays against Hibernian.

McCann is looking forward to the game against Hibernian for one reason in particular. It will be the first time as a player that he has played at Hampden Park.

“The first time”

“This will be the first time I have ever played at Hampden. I’ve never even been there as a spectator. It will be a good experience for everyone I’m sure” he said.

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St Johnstone’s Ali McCann will be a key man against Hibernian (Photo by Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We are all buzzing for it” McCann declared. The player also believes that St Johnstone are more than capable of beating the Easter Road side.

“We have matched them this season, and hopefully we can beat them this time and reach the final” he said. The two games between the teams so far this season has seen Hibernian win 1-0 and the other was a 2-2 draw. McCann will be a key man for St Johnstone if they are to make it third time lucky.

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