Wright guides St Johnstone to Cup glory

St Johnstone 2-0 Dundee Utd
Published Saturday, 17 May 2014
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Tommy Wright has guided St Johnstone to their first ever Scottish Cup victory.

Wright guides St Johnstone to Cup glory
St Johnstone's Steven Anderson celebrates scoring. (© PA)

The Northern Ireland man saw his side beat Dundee United 2-0 at Celtic Park on Saturday.

Steven Anderson's headed goal put the Saints in front just before half time and Steven MacLean fired home late in the second half to secure the win.

Wright, who won the Irish League Cup with Lisburn Distillery in 2010/11, spoke of his joy as St Johnstone lifted the Scottish Cup for the first time in their history.

"It's absolutely incredible," he told Sky Sports.

"We did think a long way back that we could win it this year. We thought it could be our year and it's turned out to be and I'm so proud.

"The support we've had here today, the chairman in the stands there. A lot of people couldn't be here but have supported St Johnstone over the years and would have loved to be here.

"I'm just so proud of the players as well.

"What an effort they put in, what an effort they've put in all season for me. They've been playing competitive football for 10 months and still going strong and I'm so, so proud of them."

Aksed how it feels to be a 'legend', Wright was humble in his response, adding: " I don't like that word, I'm just doing my job."

He then sent out a message to his parents, saying: "Hello mum and dad. I hope, mum you're keeping an eye on dad and I'll see you next week."

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3 Comments
Adrian in Coleraine wrote (65 days ago):
Well done tommy ! Bet stevie lomas regrets leaving for millwall now !
s magowan in belfast wrote (66 days ago):
Well done Tommy,another successful manager from NI.
Ian in Bathgate wrote (67 days ago):
Great game well done tommy. Another great Manager from Northern Ireland.
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