He’s usually powering forward and trying to create chaos in opposition penalty areas.
But St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson had to rein himself in after being handed a more defensive role in the 5-3 win over Hamilton Accies.
Now he’s waiting to hear if Perth boss Callum Davidson will hand him the same orders for tomorrow’s Tayside derby clash with Dundee United.
“It was strange on Saturday because I felt I was half-cheating sitting so deep,” he said.
“I’m usually trying to get in the box but I don’t think I got near it.
“I was trying to do a disciplined job for the team and I was happy with that. I felt I did okay.
“I’ve never really been one to be a headline-grabber. I’m not going to score an overhead kick from 30 yards – it’s not my game.
“And if the manager said I did well, I’m delighted with that. It’s up to me to keep my performance levels up.”
Davidson had to bide his time to claim a first team spot after picking-up an injury in lockdown.
“I’m feeling fit after my tendonitis and the manager probably did me a favour,” he admitted.
“I’m always keen to get back too early but he was really patient and was insistent that I didn’t rush it.
“At the time it was frustrating. But looking back he has made the right call and has been sensible with it.”
The fans might still be kept away from games but the Perth midfielder knows the importance of the first match-up with United at McDiarmid for four years.
He said: “We’ve got to take heart from the first game of the season when we got a draw after being down to 10 men.
“It’s a derby, there is no getting away from that. It will be days like Saturday where you miss the fans the most.
“I’ve stayed in Perth for the last 12 years and I know exactly what the game means.”