St Johnstone captain Dave Mackay insists there’s no great secret to the Perth club’s historic league success but that doesn’t mean their achievements should be overlooked.
The McDiarmid Park club secured a top six place for the fourth season in succession with a Tayside derby win over Dundee at the weekend.
Manager Tommy Wright does not believe the players get the credit they deserve for their efforts, and Mackay feels he has a point.
“Probably,” he pointed out. “At the beginning of every season people in the media make their predictions and I don’t think many will have gone for St Johnstone to make the top six every year for four years.
“People call it over-achieving but we just call it achieving. It’s a great effort from everybody involved.”
Mackay puts it down to “having the right players, right managers, and hard work”.
He added: “We know our limitations as players but we all work for each other and it’s a real group effort.
“There’s no individuals.
“Everybody wondered what would happen when we lost Stevie May at the beginning of the season.
“We haven’t scored many goals but we’ve still managed to get the results to get us into the top six.
“It’s remarkable to be honest that we’ve done it with 29 goals. We’ve kept them out at the other end, which has been key.”
Meanwhile, Murray Davidson will visit a specialist in England today to have his injured knee assessed.
Wright said: “He felt a bit of discomfort on Friday and we’ll get him checked out by the person who operated on his knee.”