St Johnstone are within one win of getting into the top six of the Premiership and making a mockery of the critics who “were writing us off far too early”, according to Tommy Wright.
The Perth boss has masterminded a remarkable revival in Saints’ season, which could get even better if they follow up their late win against Livingston by beating Hibs on Saturday and jumping over the Easter Road side in the league table.
Wright said: “We’re one point behind Hibs and three points behind a Livingston side that has been getting all the plaudits – and rightly so. People were writing us off far too early.
“Whether we get top six or not I’m extremely proud of the players for turning the season around.
Callum Hendry was the hero with his late winner at McDiarmid Park.
“He’s there to score goals,” said Wright.
“You worry whether he’s going to last in the final 15 minutes but we kept him on and he’s taken his goal well.
“As I’ve said on numerous occasions, if he keeps working hard he’s got a big future ahead of him.”