Supervisor Callum Davidson says he solely loved “the final 10 seconds” of St Johnstone’s historic Scottish League Cup last win over Livingston.
However the 44-year-old is “over the moon” to have led the Perth aspect to the primary League Cup triumph of their historical past in his first season as staff boss.
Shaun Rooney’s first-half headed purpose was sufficient to safe the win.
“I loved it when Shaun was going up the road with 10 second left – that is the one bit I loved,” Davidson mentioned.
“I am simply gutted the followers aren’t right here to see us win this for the primary time in 137 years I feel it’s, however that is simply life in the intervening time and we’ll simply get pleasure from it and hopefully at some point we are able to get pleasure from it with all of the supporters again in Perth.”
The win at a Hampden left empty by Covid-19 restrictions was the second time St Johnstone had crushed Livingston this month after a 2-1 success at Tony Macaroni Enviornment ended a 14-game unbeaten run underneath their new supervisor, David Martindale.
“Having crushed Livingston within the league, that gave us confidence that we are able to stand as much as them and beat them,” Davidson informed BBC Scotland.
“You are worried a bit bit whenever you dominate the sport and also you get into the penalty field 4 or 5 instances and you do not put the ball within the web.
“For me, it was simply that preventing spirit. The boys have been magnificent.”
Davidson paid tribute to the arduous work of predecessor Tommy Wright, for whom he was assistant, and the backroom workers at McDiarmid Park – and thinks St Johnstone can construct on their cup success.
“It is a younger again three, Shaun Rooney is younger as nicely,” he mentioned. “Shaun has scored extra targets than I anticipated him to attain, so I am simply glad he obtained on the top of that cross and obtained us the victory.
“It isn’t the biggest squad, however each participant I can belief. You have a look at Liam Craig and Callum Sales space – they’ve been out the staff however are available in and play very well. Liam Craig, for his first cup last at 34 years outdated, great.”
‘This could’t outline our season’
Within the reverse dugout, Livingston supervisor David Martindale demanded his aspect don’t permit the frustration to derail their season.
The West Lothian aspect are fifth within the Premiership and nonetheless within the hunt for a European place.
“I do not suppose the event obtained to the boys. I would relatively give St Johnstone credit score for the way they pressed us and managed the sport,” mentioned Martindale.
“I simply informed the boys to bottle up that feeling they’ve proper now however I am happy with them. You do not at all times get all the things in life. This could’t outline our season. I’ll transfer on from this and attempt to safe prime six as quick as we are able to. That is obtained to be the purpose now.”