Tommy Wright believes that the “big black cloud” gathering over McDiarmid Park has been lifted by St Johnstone’s back to back draws.
On Saturday the Perth side raised the level of their performance from the encouraging second half display against Livingston when they twice fought back to claim another point at Easter Road.
The fact that young players like Wallace Duffy and Ali McCann were part of the side that dominated Hibs for long spells of the 2-2 draw adds to the air of optimism.
“The Betfred was a disaster,” Wright admitted. “Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. There was a lot of negativity.
“By their performances – the second half against Livi and then against Hibs – the players have lifted the negativity surrounding the place.
“If I was a St Johnstone supporter I’d be saying that the club is in good hands, with a good future.
“McCann grew into the game. He’s only 19, Duffy is only 20, Kerr is only 22, Gordon is only 23, even Tanser is only 24. We’ve a really young side that will grow together and get better together.
“It might be up and down this year but these are good young players.”