St Johnstone’s Matty Kennedy knew his ears would be ringing after the car journey into training today as team-mate and good pal Tony Watt told him all about his latest goal.
That counter came against Dundee on Saturday at McDiarmid Park and proved to be the winner for Tommy Wright’s side.
Kennedy, of course, was on the pitch to witness the ball hitting the back of the net close up but he admitted there was little chance that Watt would simply let his actions speak louder than his words.
The 23-year-old winger said: “I played with Tony at Cardiff so I know all about him. Some of the boys here probably don’t.
“He is just a natural goalscorer. The ball seems to fall to him and if he keeps putting it in the back of the net I’m sure we will do well this season.
“He is a good mate. I have known him for ages.
“Tony is just a naturally-confident lad, dead loud. I come in with him in the car every day and he is constantly talking. He doesn’t shut up!
“He is good to have in the changing-room. He is a good laugh and all the boys love him.
“He likes the computer games but I’m not into all that rubbish. I just tell him to shut up sometimes.
“He has scored six goals already. In the car he talks about his goals, gaming and that’s about it.”
Watt’s latest goal secured Saints first league win of the season with Wright admitting it was a relief to get off the mark.
The Northern Irishman said: “I know Tony will score goals, his work rate was the thing that impressed me today.
“But it was a good team performance, a good win.
“It was controlled, measured and comfortable in the end.
“And it was an important win because I know in this management game you need to get that first win as quickly as possible because it is not nice when you don’t get it.”
St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson had to be helped off in the first half and he will go for a scan on his ankle injury.