Double celebration as St Johnstone star signs new deal and awaits birth of child

David Wothersponn, right, celebrating with teammates after a win against Aberdeen back in December
David Wothersponn, right, celebrating with teammates after a win against Aberdeen back in December

David Wotherspoon signed a fresh two-year contract for St Johnstone on Monday and he is set to make it a double celebration.

“My wife is due this weekend,” he said and that will complete a great few days for the former Perth High School pupil, a Saints fan since boyhood.

And, having been at Saints for six years, he is hoping to be at the club for at least four more.

Wotherspoon was part of the Saints team which snapped a five-game losing streak by drawing 0-0 against Rangers at Ibrox.

‘Spoony’ paid tribute to striker Chris Kane saying: “I thought Chris was excellent running the line. He was just what everyone needed.

“It was like when Stevie May was here. He worked so hard, chased every ball and didn’t give the Rangers backline peace.”

It was displays like this which are helping Wotherspoon enjoy his time at McDiarmid Park and, speaking about his new deal, he added: “I have played over 200 games for Saints.

“This new deal takes me up to 2021 and I am looking ahead to extending my stay further.

“The possibility of staying here longer and maybe getting to 10 years is in the back of my mind.

“However, first and foremost I am focusing on right now and helping the club to progress.”

Saints are likely to be without injured keeper Zander Clark for Aberdeen’s visit on Saturday.

However, Michael O’Halloran should have recovered from his hamstring knock.

Tony Watt has had little niggles with both ankles but will, hopefully, be all right.

Brian Easton continued his comeback in today’s away reserve match against Morton.

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