St Johnstone midfielder David Wotherspoon has admitted it was a “no brainer” after being asked to sign a new two-year extension to his current deal at McDiarmid Park.
The 24-year-old, who has made more than 50 starts after making the switch to his hometown club from Hibs in 2013, is set to put to pen to paper on a new contract that should keep him with Saints until 2017 at least.
And the Perth-born playmaker revealed the prospect of an extension to his present deal will not take much thinking about.
“I’m happy at the club and I’m looking to repay the faith the manager has shown in me,” he explained.
“I’m delighted to be here.
“It is a club I have loved since I was a kid and it will always be special to me.
“It will meet with the approval of my family that’s for sure. But this is a football decision more than anything.
“The manager took me from Hibs when I was looking for regular football and he has been great for me.
“I have featured in every squad really.
“So having a manager that rates you played a big part in my decision to extend my contract.
“It is important to have a manager that has belief in you.
“Winning the cup last season was a dream, especially after twice missing out at Hibs.
“I’m so lucky being part of a great squad here.
“Now hopefully I can reward him by weighing in with some goals.”
Wright himself is understandably delighted that one of his regulars has committed himself to Saints for another two seasons.
He concluded: “David knows how highly we rate him here.”