Wright targets more Cup glory

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:48

Wright targets more Cup glory

The Northern Irishman led Saints to memorable 2-0 Cup final win over Dundee United in May and having gone four games undefeated in the Scottish Premiership, is confident they can oust County at McDiarmid Park.
Wright said: “There isn’t a day goes by in Perth without someone bringing up the cup win.
“The trophy has been all over the area, visiting schools and community clubs – and Roddy Grant’s house. He is the minder and goes everywhere with the trophy. It has nearly lived with Roddy.
“It has been brilliant for the club’s profile. Businesses and school kids have had an opportunity to see it and we have made the most of it.
“It shows the glamour of the cup. It wasn’t until the quarter-final stage last year I realised it was the oldest club trophy in world football. It is a special competition. Everyone loves a final and wants to win a cup and for smaller clubs it is a realistic target and chance to claim some glory.
“The backbone of the squad is still here, with the back four and midfield much the same. We have lost the goals of Stevie May and Steven MacLean but Brian Graham, James McFadden and Michael O’Halloran are three that can chip in with goals for us.
“The excitement of the cup has been building over the last two days. The players want to sample it again and go as far as possible. I for one don’t want it to be a once in a lifetime experience.”
Wright has David Wotherspoon available again following a hamstring injury but Gary McDonald will not be risked.
Ross County will be desperate to turn the tables on their hosts, having lost 2-1 at St Johnstone last weekend with Jake Jervis’ late goal not enough to force them back into the game.

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