St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright refused to let a last-day defeat take the shine off what has been a season to savour for the club.
Saints were obviously determined to finish on a high against Rangers at McDiarmid Park yesterday afternoon but instead they lost 2-1.
Goals in either half from Kenny Miller and Jon Toral did the damage and while the Perth men pulled one back courtesy of Graham Cummins and came mighty close to equalising through Steven MacLean, it was Pedro Caixinha’s side who held on to take all three points.
Wright said: “I thought it was a good performance from us particularly at the start of the game.
“The first 30, 35 minutes, we dominated them and pressed them high up the pitch.
“We passed the ball well but just lacked that final ball and the finish that the play warranted.
“In the end, we gave away a goal which we should defend better.
“The second goal down the left-hand side, we made it far too easy for Rangers.
“But we kept at it and Macca (MacLean) had a great chance after Graham scored to get it back to two each.
“So we certainly put a lot into the game and probably deserved something out of it.
“That wasn’t to be but the two goals particularly the second one were very soft.”
Wright added: “But it has been a brilliant season. If you had said at the start that we were going to get 58 points, score 50 goals, win 10 away games, get fourth and get Europe you’d have bitten the hand off.
“So it has been an incredible season for us and outwith Celtic and what they achieved, what we have achieved has been great with the resources we have.”