Lennon predicting Cup upset

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon believes his side's semi-final win over Celtic has given his players the belief to go and lift the Scottish Communities League Cup on Sunday.

Last Updated: 17/03/13 at 14:20 Post Comment

Danny Lennon: Don't write off St Mirren

Danny Lennon: Don't write off St Mirren

More of the games that matter

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

The Buddies go into Sunday's clash with Hearts at Hampden Park as underdogs but Lennon is quick to remind their critics that they were written off in the previous two rounds of the competition.

But they followed up a penalty shootout win at Aberdeen in the last eight with a 3-2 success over Celtic in the semis.

"You never know how they are going to be on the day but the experience they had in the semi-final will help," said Lennon.

"We know it's going to be a bigger crowd and there will be an absolutely terrific atmosphere.

"A lot of players throughout their career will not get to a final at all. For some of our players this might be their only cup final, for other ones it may be the start of many for them.

"My message come Sunday will be to make sure they make it an occasion that lives long in their memory for the rest of their lives and don't waste this opportunity.

"We have certainly earned the right to be here. A lot of people didn't expect us to go and beat Aberdeen up at Pittodrie.

"Everyone wrote us off in the semi-final against Celtic but we brought our true qualities out on that day.

"But that doesn't give us any right to lift the cup on Sunday.

"The team that earns the right to lift the cup on Sunday will be the team that works the hardest and brings out their true qualities on the day.

"The true strength of these players is when they believe in themselves and believe in one another, when they work together and bring out their key strengths.

"When they do that, we are more than a match for anyone."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

Footer 365

Bomb threat confirmed on FIFA election day in Zurich

A bomb threat and a political protest have disrupted FIFA's congress on the day Sepp Blatter's critics hope will signal his exit.

Jack Warner hits out at USA after being charged in corruption case

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has hit out at the United States after he was charged in a US corruption case.

FA chairman Greg Dyke calls for possible Russia 2018 boycott

FA chairman Greg Dyke wants UEFA nations to consider pulling out of the World Cup finals in Russia in three years' time.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

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