Expecting the Scotland squad goalkeeper to produce his customary heroics isn’t going to be enough of a game plan to get the better of hot favourites Celtic, however, according to manager Callum Davidson.
The Perth boss is demanding an 11-man high standard display.
“Do we need a big performance from Zander?” said Davidson. “Definitely.
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“But it’s not just him.
“There’s another eight or nine who have been there in the past and performed well.
“So it is not only Zander.
“I expect it from all of them. I expect them all to step up to the mark.
“They know. They get it – what we can achieve.
“I expect them all to step up and take the chance to get to a final.”
Perth fan power
The Saints supporters will be vastly outnumbered by those in green and white on Saturday evening but Davidson nonetheless believes Perth fan power can still be a semi-final factor.
“This is one for St Johnstone fans,” he said. “We have to enjoy it.
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“The support we had last season, although they were not actually there, was huge.
“We knew it was there last season.
“It’s a big occasion. It’s a big day for us. Hopefully they will turn out and support the lads.”