St Johnstone supervisor Tommy Wright has ‘drawn a line’ below the past due arrival of 4 avid gamers for Saturday’s house defeat via Kilmarnock however will talk about techniques of forestalling a repeat.
Wright had to take away Richard Foster and Michael O’Halloran from his unique beginning line-up once they had been held up via a highway twist of fate at the side of Chris Millar and Denny Johnstone.
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The carload of avid gamers was once not off course to achieve McDiarmid Park via 1pm however an twist of fate simply in entrance of them, north of Dunblane at 12.25pm, resulted in the closure of the A9 for 4 hours.
The avid gamers didn’t arrive till smartly into the primary part of Saints’ 2-1 Ladbrokes Premiership defeat.
Wright, who didn’t behavior any post-match interviews, stated: “I’ve drawn a line below it.
“They have stuck up in one thing that’s not their very own doing, however in the long run possibly somewhat extra time will have to were given to get right here previous in relation to the time of yr and the elements prerequisites.
“I’m disillusioned they didn’t make the sport, they’re disillusioned they didn’t make the sport as a result of in the long run, and I will be able to now not alternate my opinion on it, it’s their duty to get right here on time.
“Some avid gamers get there part an hour previous than they’re supposed to, some 45 mins.
“So far as I’m involved, there’s a line drawn below it. We can try to take a look at techniques of negating it. It would imply avid gamers staying up in a single day however that may be a price to the membership and one thing that may should be mentioned.
“If we modify the time then we can have to have a look at doing a pre-match [meal] and whether or not we will be able to do this on the membership.
“I’ve been right here just about 300 video games and it hasn’t ever came about earlier than. That doesn’t make it proper, as it shouldn’t occur. But it surely did and we can take a look at techniques to check out to negate it.
“If I say 12 o’clock and a an identical twist of fate occurs, it took them 4 or 5 hours within the automotive to get right here. That wouldn’t assist so the one method to negate it utterly is to have in a single day remains.
“I don’t know if the membership will do this. You’ll be able to minimise techniques however you’ll be able to’t utterly quilt your self.”
Wright, who bemoaned the lack of comfortable targets and a failure to paintings the opposition goalkeeper sufficient, added: “I do know Joe [Shaughnessy] got here out within the press and stated it didn’t have an effect on the workforce.
“It does in point of fact, while you lose one among your maximum influential avid gamers within the best finish of the pitch [O’Halloran]. So it did have an impact.”
4 Saints avid gamers had additionally been hit via a illness malicious program which brought on Wright to cancel coaching on Monday to stop the virus spreading additional.
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“Two needed to have illness drugs and one needed to have a illness injection,” he stated. “So it was once an eventful day.
“However in the long run we’ve were given to do higher. We all know that.”