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WRIGHT ‘NOT LIVING IN FEAR’

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BRAVE St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright insists he is not “living in fear of his job”, despite his team failing to win a Premiership game this season.

The Perth side are rock-bottom of the top flight after nine games and are the only team in Scotland’s top four divisions yet to earn a league victory.

Wright watched his team slip to a dismal 2-0 loss to St Mirren at the weekend to leave them three points adrift of Hibs.

However, the Northern Irishman, speaking to the BBC, said: “I don’t feel under pressure.

“I know that it’s results-based and if it was a case where the club felt they had to make a change that will be their decision.

“I can’t go home every night worrying I might get the sack, I think if any manager does that they can’t do their job.

“I don’t feel under any more pressure than if we were sitting with 10 points more – I feel it for the players because I do feel they should be doing better than they are.”

The Saints’ solitary triumph of the campaign came against League Two Brechin City in the group stages of the Betfred League Cup.

They now face four successive home games with Hamilton Accies up next before they host Hearts, Hibs and Aberdeen.

Unfortunately, the McDiarmid Park outfit got off to the worst possible start when they were handed an opening-day fixture against champions Celtic at Parkhead.

They were routed 7-0 – with Ryan Christie leading the charge with a hat-trick – and it’s been grim ever since.

Now they have the opportunity to turn things around with a quartet of home encounters – and a possible 12 points.

 

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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