The St Johnstone fans have taken Tony Watt to their hearts – and the feeling is mutual.
The striker has received standing ovations from the Perth supporters in recent weeks as recognition of the contribution he has made to the team despite not scoring in their five-game winning run.
“My dad mentioned it at first because I didn’t notice it,” said Watt, who will be hoping to get back on the goal trail against Kilmarnock this afternoon.
“Against St Mirren I just wanted off the pitch so I had my head down and got off pretty quick.
“But I have noticed it in the other games and it’s brilliant.
“Usually as a striker you have to score to get that sort of reaction from the fans so it has been really good.
“The supporters who have been at the games have seen what I’ve been doing and I appreciate the backing they’ve given me.”