St Johnstone’s Craig Bryson isn’t reading too much into this weekend’s pre-Betfred Cup Final rehearsal against Livingston. Before the teams meet at Hampden at the end of the month, they face off at the Tony Macaroni Arena on Saturday on league business.
Bryson and St Johnstone will be looking to stop the momentum of a Livingston team that has gone 14 games unbeaten in all competitions. However, Bryson feels that the result on Saturday will have little bearing on the outcome of the cup final.
“It’s a different game”
“It’s a different game, obviously we’re going to Livingston, and it’s astrograss, the pitch is a bit smaller than Hampden as well” he said (The Courier).
“We’ll see how it goes, we never put in a good performance there the last time, so we want to put that right” Bryson stated. St Johnstone lost 2-0 in their last visit to Livingston back in September.
The Saints veteran also disclosed that he isn’t thinking about Livingston’s form ahead of the game, he is concentrating more on his own team’s performances.
“Concentrate on our own”
“We don’t really look at Livingston’s form – we just concentrate on our own. Ever since they’ve appointed their manager, they’ve been on a good run.
“They’ll be confident and really up for it. They are tough to play at home. Saturday will be no different. Conditions probably won’t be great either, so it’ll be an interesting game. We are going with confidence though” Bryson concluded.
St Johnstone’s last league game saw them run Premiership leaders Rangers close at Ibrox, but they lost 1-0. Still, the performance was a positive one, and that is probably why Bryson and his teammates will be travelling to Livingston with confidence.