Saints men were concerned over pal’s head knock
Liam Craig (right) and Joe Shaughnessy attempt to thwart Mikael Lustig from grabbing a leveller Celtic ............................ 1 St Johnstone ................. 1 Liam Craig was thrilled to leave Celtic Park with a point – but the wellbeing of fellow midfielder Murray Davidson was far more important.
Concern surrounded the stadium in the first minute when the influential No.8 lay on the turf after suffering a nasty head knock.
After five minutes of medical attention, Davidson was stretchered off the field in a neck brace as applause filled the air.
Play would resume and Saints nudged into a shock first-half lead through Steven MacLean before Callum McGregor was hauled off the bench to net a late leveller.
Craig, Davidson’s replacement, said: “We’re delighted with the point but first and foremost, knowing that Murray is going to be alright is the main thing.
“When you see stuff like that happening the football doesn’t really matter. The good news is he was awake coming off the park.
“After that I thought the boys responded well to a setback because we have worked all week on playing a system and shape. Murray was a big part of that.
“To have another good season, it’s going to take the full team and squad to achieve that.
“I’ve been disappointed not to have played as much football as I would have liked this season. But I can’t have any complaints because the boys had won three out of three in the league.
“It’s important to stay fit and sharp, so I’m happy to get the assist and play well in the game too.”
While Celtic could boast a 52-game