Following a dramatic Tayside derby where Saints managed to fight back and win against Dundee United despite having to play with ten men for the majority of the match, Simon Lappin, Saintsâ€™ match winner, spoke to the official website about the result.
â€œJust delighted to get the three points more than anything, it was obviously nice to get a goal but the most important thing is to win the game.
â€œIt was another huge effort from all the lads, especially after going down to ten men, we showed great desire and willingness to go and win the gameâ€.
Simon was unlucky not to start the game after a great performance at Ibrox on Tuesday but was pleased to make such a positive impact after coming on as a substitute.
â€œI think for any footballer, it would be strange if they were happy not to start. Iâ€™m not one of the types to sulk, none of the boys here are and so for myself it was just the case of being ready when called upon and luckily I got the call and managed to contributeâ€.
Simon was delighted to build on the victory over Rangers and is hoping to carry the momentum on to next week at Aberdeen.
â€œWe were saying before the game that Tuesday has gone now and it was a case of moving on to this and it was going to take the same effort again and we certainly got that from the boys, it was a mammoth effort from everybody so we will have a well-earned day off tomorrow after a successful weekâ€.
interview by Nick Drummond-Hay
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