Betfred Cup winners St Johnstone will bank a £300,000 windfall thanks to their historic Hampden victory.
The 1-0 final success over Livingston, secured thanks to Shaun Rooney’s headed goal, will have Saints chairman Steve Brown laughing all the way to the bank.
The McDiarmid Park club, who had winners’ T-shirts on sale online just minutes after the final whistle blew at the national stadium, will benefit from a 17% increase in the Betfred Cup’s total prize money to over £2.6 million.
Semi-final hero Shaun Rooney powers in a header and @StJohnstone lead in the Betfred Cup Final! 💥
And just look at how much it means to Callum Davidson and his players 🔵 pic.twitter.com/aBe8D90qOr
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) February 28, 2021
Saints had returned a modest £20,000 loss for the financial year through to May 2020 but, with no fans expected in grounds before the end of the season, they are braced for a bigger hit down the track.
However, after building up a healthy £2.8 million “rainy day fund,” Saints were already better placed than most to emerge post-pandemic on solid ground.
Now the £300,000 that comes with their second major trophy success in their history will add to the celebrations in Perth.