Lennon reveals cup final pride

Danny Lennon revealed pride in leading St Mirren out at a cup final would outweigh any personal excitement.

Last Updated: 16/03/13 at 15:22 Post Comment

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Danny Lennon revealed pride in leading St Mirren out at a cup final would outweigh any personal excitement over his Hampden appearance.

The St Mirren manager missed out on Raith Rovers' shock League Cup final win over Celtic at Ibrox in 1994 after suffering an injury in training days earlier.

Tomorrow he will get the chance to be involved when Saints face Hearts in the Scottish Communities League Cup final.

But he insists he will be thinking more about the club than himself when he walks out to 50,000 supporters.

The 43-year-old: "I'm not really excited about it, I will be immensely proud on the day.

"It's an absolute honour and privilege to serve this wonderful football club and I'll certainly be enjoying that.

"I'm delighted at this stage of my young managerial career that I have managed to get to a national cup final and we want to go and win it.

"Once you get there it's a great feeling but it quickly sinks away and you realise you have got to go and win it now."

Saints have sold about 15,000 tickets and Lennon was keen to stress that the final is for the fans.

"That's what it's all about," he said. "They are the most important people at any football club.

"It would mean the world to myself, to my staff, to my directors and to my players if we could bring a national cup back home to the wonderful fans of Paisley and be another piece of this club's wonderful 135-year history.

"This club was one of the original members of the Scottish Football League.

"We have won the Scottish Cup three times and we have never won the League Cup in this club's history. This is an opportunity to win it.

"We have managed to get a second League Cup final in three years, which is great, and we want to do nothing more than bring it back to the most important people at this football club, and that's our fans."


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