Lennon savours cup 'memories'

Danny Lennon admits the celebrations that followed St Mirren's Scottish League Cup win will 'live long in the memory'.

Last Updated: 18/03/13 at 21:21 Post Comment

Danny Lennon: Will always cherish memories of win

Danny Lennon: Will always cherish memories of win

The Saints squad toured the streets in an open-top bus following their 3-2 win over Hearts on Sunday and thanked fans for their support in a town-centre rally.

Lennon told STV: "It was absolutely fantastic and they are the type of moments that live long in your memory for the rest of your life.

"It was wonderful turning up to Hampden and the kit men had put out all the homemade cards from the schoolkids and plastered them throughout the dressing room for the players coming in.

"It was a lovely moment, a moment that told us we were not just there for ourselves but there for the community of Paisley. We are delighted for the people of Paisley that they are going to work sometime this week with a spring in their steps, and long may that continue."

Lennon revealed there were some surprisingly energetic performances at the post-match party.

"The party went on into the early hours of the morning and I'm led to believe it's still going on," he said. "Stevie Thompson, I think he had it well planned. With 15 minutes to go, he pulled up with cramp. He showed no sign of that once the music had started, he was never off that dancefloor.

"It was a pleasure to see the chairman (Stewart Gilmour) and the vice-chairman George (Campbell) throwing some shapes, and I must give a special mention to our chief executive, Brian Caldwell, who put everything in place to allow us to prepare and just get the game over and win it."

While Saints players and fans continue to celebrate, Lennon has already turned his thoughts to renewing contracts for next season and building on their first major honour for 26 years.

"We are very well into negotiations with Paul McGowan so hopefully something can be sorted on that one and I have already spoken to the other players, Gary Teale and Craig Samson," he said.

"We will sit down in the next few days and there will be offers to put out to those also.

"Like everyone else, we have many players coming out of contract and decisions have got to be made but there is a lot of football to be played also."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e deserved respect for forging a successful football career despite being, clearly, made from balsa wood.

Nutboy
Wenger: Diaby deserves respect

L

iverpool should put in a bid for Barkley. As cheeky as it may sound, only he looks capable enough to replace Gerrard.

paulay8
Gerrard's Decay Becoming Sadly Apparent

M

y emotions were not mixed. Super professional that he is. I will never look at you the same way Frank. Love affair over.

gittoplo
Lampard: Mixed emotions

Footer 365

Capital One Cup Live

Live updates from the Capital One Cup third round as well as the latest news and views from the world of sport.

Scottish football: Former Celtic striker John Divers has died aged 74

Former Celtic striker John Divers has died. He was 74.

Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham to be positive against Nottingham Forest

Mauricio Pochettino feels Tottenham need to change their mentality after the defeat by West Brom.

Mail Box

Is Moyes The Big Winner This Season?

Man United and Everton are making David Moyes look good enough for Newcastle. We have lots of mails on Steven Gerrard but mostly Man United and Van Gaal...

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property