Tommy Wright adopted a philosophical attitude to Thursday afternoon’s Scottish League Cup Semi-Final draw that paired his side with favourites Aberdeen.
The St. Johnstone manager acknowledged that following Wednesday’s last-gasp win over Championship side Greenock Morton he was just happy to be in the last four.
“It will be a tough tie. Aberdeen are probably the bookies’ favourites. They have a lot of experienced players,” said Wright.
“Derek McInnes has done extremely well this season. He’s signed some quality players, but we’ll fancy our chances on the day.
“At this stage we’re just happy to be in the semi-finals, it’s a tough draw no matter who you get.”
With the semi-finals not scheduled to take place for fully three months, Tommy was cautious in assessing prospects for the tie.
He added; There’s lots of games to be played and a transfer window to negotiate before the tie is due to take place at the beginning of February. I would certainly like to maintain our place in the top six.
“We’ve had a good start to the season and have a good squad of players. We’re pleased with the way things have gone so far although our away form will have to improve, but I’m certainly pleased with our home form. We’re capable of beating anybody in a one-off game.”