St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson has disclosed that he would be in favour of the Betfred Cup winners getting a spot in Europe if the Scottish Cup can’t be completed this season.
As it stands, the Betfred Cup winners don’t get a place in Europe. Whoever, when asked if the winners should be awarded a place, he said that both he and Livingston boss David Martindale would be in favour of such a decision. St Johnstone take on Livingston in the Betfred Cup Final this Sunday at Hampden Park.
“Without a doubt”
“Myself and David (Martindale) would probably say yes, without a doubt” he said (Sky Sports).
“It’s something I haven’t really thought about before. It is a major trophy in the calendar. For this season, if it’s the only one, then I think it’s definitely something that should be viewed, maybe have a look at” he said.
Davidson does hope that the currently suspended Scottish Cup does get played at some stage this season.
“Hopefully we can get the Scottish Cup played, because I think it is a big tournament” he stated.
“Wait and see”
Davidson thinks that it will be up to the governing bodies of Scottish football to decide if the Betfred Cup winners will now get a place in Europe.
“That’s obviously a decision for the governing bodies to decide. I think it is (a place in the Europa League) awarded to the Scottish Cup winners. This is the next major tournament in the calendar, so wait and see. Let’s win it (the Betfred Cup) first, and then we can have that discussion” he concluded.