ST JOHNSTONE boss Tommy Wright has hit back at critics who have labelled his side “direct” and insists they don’t know what they are talking about.

The Perth gaffer used the 1-1 draw against Rangers at Ibrox in midweek as the perfect example.

Wright said: “We came with a game plan to upset their rhythm and it worked. They never really got into their stride and didn’t have their usual fluency.

“There wasn’t wave after wave of attack, so I was pleased with that. I think we had a great start and had a few chances in the first-half.

“And I thought we were excellent after the interval and were probably the better team.

“I was pleased with how we passed the ball. We’ve got good players and are a good side.

“Also, we’ve had the experience of being together for a long time, so that’s a big plus.

“I disagree with people, who, for years, have said that we’re direct. They haven’t watched us over the last two or three seasons.

“We can be direct when we want to be, but we play decent football – and that’s what we did on Wednesday.”

The Saints, who are third in the Premiership, take on Partick Thistle at McDiarmid Park tomorrow and will have the opportunity to leapfrog Aberdeen if Celtic win at Pittodrie in the early kick-off at midday.

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