St Johnstone are in ‘safe hands’, says Chris Millar

© SNSChris Millar.
Chris Millar.

St Johnstone are in “safe hands” to extend the golden era of the club, according to Chris Millar.

The midfielder, who has moved away from McDiarmid Park at the end of last season along with fellow Perth legends Steven MacLean and Alan Mannus, believes the dressing room ethos which underpinned the Scottish Cup victory and top six league finishes remains intact.

“Obviously it was a bit of a transition season,” the former Morton man reflected.

“By our own standards it wasn’t as good but look at the young players who are now coming through – the likes of Callum Hendry, Ali McCann and obviously Jason Kerr.

“Jason is a regular, who has a big future, and the other two have held their own in training and in games. They are cracking players.

“There will be three players left from the cup final team but that happens in football.

“The gaffer, Callum and Alec have already signed a winger and they’ll have other targets.

“Football goes on and the club goes one.”

Millar, whose testimonial golf event takes place today, added: “I hope that St Johnstone continue to have a lot of success.

“The club is in safe hands. There’s still a core of players who will make sure the dressing room culture doesn’t change. That’s the most important thing here.

“Togetherness, hard work and fighting spirit has been the core of what we’ve done, mixed in with a lot of ability. That’s something we maybe didn’t get enough credit for.”