Celtic have won the last three Scottish Cups- and someone has to end their domestic dominance says St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright.
The Saints will play Celtic this weekend in Scottish Cup quarter final action. A daunting task stands between Wright and another berth at Hampden as McDiarmid Park boss.
Speaking to St Johnstone’s website, Wright has held out optimism for St Johnstone’s hopes. Someone will have to end Celtic’s cup control soon and he’s questioning why that can’t be his team.
“We know that if we win the game we’re in a Cup Semi-Final so the excitement is building,” said Wright. “Recently we’ve not been able to get results against Celtic but this is a one off game and anything can happen in Cup football.
“They’re run in the domestic cups has been incredible but it has to come to an end at some point and hopefully it can be us to do it.
“We’re only three wins away so who knows what could happen but right now the focus is solely on putting in our best possible performance against Celtic on Sunday.”
Wright’s side head into this match on the back of a decent run of results. They drew with Rangers 2-2 in their last fixture with just two defeats in their last 15 outings in total.
One of them was a 3-0 defeat to Celtic, a game in which Neil Lennon’ side steamrolled the McDiarmid Park side with three first half goals.
They are heading into this match on the back of a disastrous Europa League exit to Copenhagen, losing 3-1 at Parkhead. They’ll be reeling from this and St Johnstone must be wary of a wounded animal.
Wright won this competition in 2014 and ST Johnstone haven’t been at this stage since. Perhaps that’s a good omen heading into the weekend’s big game.