Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has ‘total faith’ in his players to turn things round

Tommy Wright has much to ponder.
Tommy Wright has much to ponder.

Tommy Wright’s “total faith” in his St Johnstone players remains intact.

And the Perth boss believes a clash with league leaders Celtic may be no bad thing as they look to end a run of five matches without a goal.

“A lot of people will look at it and think this is the worst game we could have this weekend,” said Wright.

“But although it’s going to be tough, maybe it might be a good one because nobody expects anything from us so the players can play with plenty of freedom.

“Obviously the results lately haven’t been good and I can’t deny that, but I do see positive signs.

“Against Partick we had loads of possession and created plenty of chances but couldn’t take them.

“Over the years we have made a habit of having less possession and winning games so I know it doesn’t count for anything if you don’t make the most of it.

“The players are making lacking a bit of confidence at the moment and that’s not allowing their quality to come through, but it will turn again.

“There is no doom and gloom, we won’t allow that to happen.

“I think we have improved since the Aberdeen game – although results haven’t shown that – but we’ve just not capitalised on the chances we’ve made.

“We just have to grind out way out of it and I’m sure we will.

“I have always had total faith in this group of players and they will get back to winning games before long.”

Brain Easton and Stefan Scougall both had to come off injured midway through the first half at Firhill.

Wright reported: “Brian has been bothered by his knee for a few weeks so will probably have to go for a scan.

“We won’t know more until that happens but hopefully he won’t be out for too long.

“As for Stefan, he got a scrape down his Achilles and on his ankle so that’s why he had to come off.

“Hopefully it will settle down in a few days and he’ll be back training by the end of the week.

“When you are in a run like we are it seems everything goes against you, like it did on Saturday with two players coming off injured early on.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]