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Wright not seeking revenge for Rangers rout

By December 21, 2018No Comments

Revenge is not on Tommy Wright’s mind as he prepares St Johnstone for the visit of Rangers.

Steven Gerrard’s side trounced Saints 5-1 when the two teams met in the Ladbrokes Premiership at Ibrox in September.

However, Wright is only looking for his players to respond to last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Motherwell, their first loss in nine matches, when they take on Rangers on Sunday.

The Northern Irishman told the club’s official website: “I know the idea of revenge is used a lot in football but if we need revenge as motivation then we need to take a look at ourselves.

“Our focus is all on getting three points and to do that we’re going to have to learn from the game back in September.

“We created chances which was obviously positive but we were too open and we were punished for it.

“We’re keen to finish this year strongly before the break so we want to pick up another three points on Sunday and that’s our main focus.”

Wright was pleased to see Jason Kerr return to full training on Thursday after the defender picked up a knock against Well, while Steven Anderson is available after his knee injury.

He said: “Jason took a couple of nasty knocks against Motherwell last week and hadn’t trained until yesterday but it looks like he’ll be fine.

“Ando is fit so apart from the long-term injuries we’re looking pretty strong.

“With three games in six days, having that strength in depth is vital. Having more players available to me over the Christmas period means we can freshen things up if we need to as well which is always good news for a manager.”