Davidson hopes St Johnstone's Betfred Cup win will boost league form

Sun 24 January 2021 | 11:55

The Saints boss hopes that his team’s 3-0 victory over Hibernian will positively effect their league form.

St Johnstone

won their Saturday clash against


with an impressive 3-0 result. The Saints reached the Betfred cup’s semi-final as two headers by Jason Kerr and Shaun Rooney and a Craig Conway strike displayed their strong firepower. St Johnstone are now unbeaten in their last five games and their boss

Callum Davidson

hopes this victory will boost his team’s confidence.

“It put us on a good run beforehand when we played the cup competition at the start of the season,

“So I hope the players have belief that they are a good team, that they believe in themselves and each other. Because I certainly do.

“Hopefully we can start a little run. We are four unbeaten in the league now so make sure we carry on and win games of football.

“The way we performed for 60 minutes, it has got to give them a lot of confidence.

“We were shaky to start but once they settled down, you saw how well they played, on a big occasion. I know the supporters weren’t here but it’s a big occasion to get to a final, especially for a club like St Johnstone. Hopefully they can use that to go and try and win it.”

Asked about the team’s young midfielder

Shaun Rooney

, who was named as the man of the match on Saturday, Davidson responded:

“Shaun has been excellent at right centre-half and he showed his versatility playing at wing-back,

“His energy levels are tremendous and he is great in both boxes, which does help as well.

“It’s a vital part of the game which we probably haven’t been as good at this season. It’s something we have looked at.

“When you have got the likes of Shaun, Muzz (Murray Davidson) and Jason Kerr in there, and Jamie McCart and Liam Gordon with them, it’s a good attacking threat.

“Becoming a good team in both boxes is something we need to get better at.”

source: SportMob

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