LAPPIN PRAISES TEAM'S 'MAMMOTH EFFORT'

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, Saints’ match winner, spoke to the official website about the result.

“Just 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.

“It 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 game”.

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.

“I think for any footballer, it would be strange if they were happy not to start. I’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 contribute”.

Simon was delighted to build on the victory over Rangers and is hoping to carry the momentum on to next week at Aberdeen.

“We 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 week”.

interview by Nick Drummond-Hay