St Johnstone assistant boss Callum Davidson paid tribute to Steven Anderson, who equalled the Perth club’s appearance record.
Anderson pulled level with former goalkeeper Alan Main on 361 appearances as Saints drew 1-1 with Ross County at McDiarmid Park last night.
The night could have gone better for the Saints skipper, who fouled County sub Liam Boyce to concede the penalty that led to the Staggies’ equaliser after David Wotherspoon had put the hosts ahead.
However, Davidson, who was standing in for ill manager Tommy Wright, said: “It is a great achievement for him.
“Ando is an honest boy.
“He won’t be thinking it’s good for him tonight.
“However, I think when he looks back on his career after it finishes he will be very proud and so he should be.”
Davidson joked that the result won’t have helped make Wright, who had a stomach bug, get well soon.
“The manager won’t be feeling any better now!” said the St Johnstone assistant.
“He’s just not well – I won’t go into too much detail – but he should be all right for Saturday.
“I just found out this morning that I would be taking the team.
“He was ill yesterday but he was hoping to shake it off but didn’t recover in time.
“So he put me in charge.
“I thought in the first half I thought we were really good as regards tempo and energy.
“In the second half, we got into a lot good areas before they scored but our quality wasn’t quite there.
“That is something we have been working on.
“We gave them an opportunity by giving away the penalty. That gave them something to hang on to.”