Scotland manager Gordon Strachan was at the St Johnstone-Hearts game and must have been impressed with Saints’ young keeper Zander Clark.
Scotland squad member Jack Hamilton was in Hearts’ goal but Clark was the more impressive of the two with a string of fine saves.
Saints’ boss Tommy Wright said: “Zander made some absolutely unbelievable saves.”
Tommy added: “Once again, we dug a result out, once again we showed plenty of spirit.”
He was delighted his players could pay tribute to retired skipper Dave Mackay with their 1-0 victory.
The McDiarmid Park side earned all three points with a second-half strike from Graham Cummins and celebrated by holding aloft Mackay’s No 2 shirt.
The defender was forced to hang up his boots because of a hip injury and Wright was thrilled Saints were able to dedicate the winning goal to their team-mate.
He said: “I didn’t know it was happening and I’m just pleased they were able to do it.
“It’s great. It’s been a sad week but in among that sadness about Dave retiring it’s the right decision for him and we wish him well.
“All the accolades he’s had this week are deserved because he’s been a great servant. He’s been my captain and I’ll miss him on the pitch.”
Meanwhile, Saints are preparing for Thursday’s Betfred Cup quarter-final against Aberdeen at Pittodrie. They hope ex-Dundee United man Danny Swanson will have recovered from injury in time.
Tonight, Saints are at home to Hearts in the Development League (6pm).