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St Johnstone defender itching to keep unbeaten Euro record

By James Masson, 1 August 2013 6.00pm.

St Johnstone hope to have a fully-fit squad for tonight’s away Europa League tie against FC Minsk in Grodno.

Steven Anderson is their only doubt with a knee injury.

Should he fail to make it, Gary Miller is likely to start.

And the former Livingston and Ross County defender is looking to keep his decent Euro record going.

Gary was with Livi when they played in Europe several seasons ago and, although he was just a young lad watching from the sidelines, he remembers seeing them maintain an unbeaten home Euro record.

Although Gary was in the Saints side that lost away to Eskisehirspor last season, he was involved in the home draw against the Turks and he was also involved in both legs of this season’s victory over Rosenborg.

“I hope to start the game tonight but will just have to wait and see what happens,” Gary said.

“These European games are great for us and the club’s fans and we want to go as far as possible.

“Beating Rosenborg was brilliant and we’ve had a good start to this season.

“Being in Europe, and with the SPFL starting for us on Sunday, means we have a lot of games coming up but we’re happy with that. It’s one big game after another.

“Manager Tommy Wright has added some quality players and we have a blend of good experienced lads plus some exciting youngsters.

“Hopefully, we’ll do well both at home and in Europe.

“These are exciting times for the club.”

Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic away win for St Johnstone. Hope Saints fans turn up in big numbers for the return leg and cheer the team to a place in the next round.