Callum Davidson reveals he didn't celebrate St Johnstone equaliser as star gets injured prior to Celtic winner

St Johnstone boss revealed he didn’t celebrate his side’s equalising goal against Celtic in the 2-1 loss at McDiarmid Park.

Saints netted in the 93rd minute through Alex Mitchell after a rallying performance in the second half. However, they conceded two minutes later as the Scottish champions walked away with three points.

Davidson admitted he was “surprised” Mitchell hit the target but was wary of there still being time on the clock for the visitors to grab the winner with Drey Wright rolling his ankle in the build up.

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While annoyed at losing, the Saints boss took a number of positives from the performance.

“Actually didn't celebrate the goal,” he said. “First-half, tactically we were really good. I thought the boys worked unbelievably hard to stop Celtic. They are brilliant at getting the ball in behind and firing balls across the goal. We tried to stop that.

"We switched off at a really poor time to concede a goal. Our heads could easily have gone down. The second half we rallied again and said stay in the game as long as we can. Substitutions helped us and we had a real go second half.

"That last couple of minutes we had to defend better. Drey rolls his ankle so we have to switch onto that. I thought we stopped after that.

“It was a hard lesson to take. I’ll take that type of performance against the Old Firm. I’ll take that energy level, commitment and desire to go and get something from the game. A lot of positives to take but at the same time I am extremely annoyed how we lost the last goal.”



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