Wright wants revenge

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is looking forward to taking his place in the dugout for Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen.

Last Updated: 13/04/14 at 12:08 Post Comment

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright: Back in the dugout against Aberdeen

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright: Back in the dugout against Aberdeen

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Wright has been forced to watch games from the directors' box recently after undergoing surgery but will be back on the touchline for the clash at Ibrox.

Aberdeen beat St Johnstone in the League Cup semi-final earlier this year, before going on to lift the trophy, and Wright wants his side to be fully focused as they look for revenge.

He told Sky Sports News: "We have had a tremendous season, both in the league and in the cups. We got to the semi-final of the League Cup but the Scottish Cup is the premier competition, it's the big showpiece so it's a massive game for the club.

"We have only picked up one point and haven't scored against them so we will certainly look at doing something different against them.

"In the League Cup semi-final we contributed to our own downfall, we had two or three mistakes which led to their first couple of goals.

"Against Aberdeen you have to play well and cut out the mistakes because they do punish you, they have got a lot of quality in the team. We have to go into the game fully focused and believing we can get through to the final.

"A few weeks ago, I had to have my gall bladder out, they couldn't do a keyhole so had to do open surgery. I got my stitches out last week and have been taking it easy.

"I have been attending the last couple of games and being involved but from the directors box but on Sunday I'd like to take my place in the dugout. Being higher up you get a better and clearer view of the game so I have enjoyed it and the chairman's company.

"In the last couple of seasons we have been sixth and third but this season it has been well documented that we have had to tighten our budget or cut the budget so we have had a great season so far. But it would be no good getting to the final and not going on to win it, so maybe it is out year."

Watch St Johnstone take on Aberdeen for a place in the Scottish Cup Final live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 12.30pm on Sunday.

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

I

t's only a matter of time before one of them throws in a yo mamma

lee
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria close to PSG switch

Laurent Blanc claims Paris Saint-Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria.

Liverpool suffer blow to hopes of signing Illarramendi

Midfielder Asier Illarramendi has reportedly turned down the chance to join Liverpool after being given assurances about his Real Madrid future.

Man Utd 0-2 PSG: Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspires win

Manchester United were denied a fourth consecutive pre-season victory as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat to PSG in Chicago.

Mail Box

Mails: This Is My Perfect Moment

Lots of Mailboxers channel their inner Martine McCutcheon to bring you their perfect footballing moments. Plus thoughts on Blatter, names, and Chelsea worries...

Mails: Let's Talk About Jose's Failures...

We don't talk about them because Chelsea won the title...but imagine if LVG or Brendan Rodgers had signed Juan Cuadrado. Plus, a trawl through the squads...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company