Legends set for Dave's big night

Former colleagues and other ex-Saints players have signed-up for the testimonial match on Friday October 6 supported by Booker and Kilmac.

While managers Tommy Wright and Neil McCann will be taking the derby clash seriously for more than an hour, they have agreed to let St Johnstone and Dundee legends turn back the clock in the closing stages.

Joining Cuptie for a trip down memory lane will be former skipper Jody Morris (now the successful U18 coach with Chelsea), Danny Griffin, Scottish Cup winner Frazer Wright, Darren Dods, John O’Neil, Martin Hardie, Allan Preston, Nathan Lowndes and Perth fans’ player of the decade Paul Sheerin.

Dens management duo Neil McCann and Graham Gartland will stepping out of the technical area and joining former players including keeper Rab Douglas, Barry Smith and Gary Harkins, with one-time Saints and Dundee strikers Steven Milne and Peter MacDonald enjoying credentials to play for both teams.

Testimonial committee chairman Scott Findlay said: “We are grateful to managers Tommy Wright and Neil McCann for their help and co-operation with staging the match for Cuptie.

“They have agreed to allow the legends to play in the closing stages and there has been a fantastic response from ex-players, with Jody taking advantage of a free weekend with Chelsea to travel from London to honour the man who took over the captain’s armband when he left the club.”

Admission to the game, kick-off 7.30pm, will be £15 and £5 concessions (U16s and seniors). A limited number of hospitality packages are available at £55 a head, including three course meal, souvenir programme and half-time tea and biscuits.

To book hospitality packages and match programme adverts, contact committee members or cuptietestimonial@gmail.com

*St Johnstone season tickets are NOT valid for this match. The East and West stands will be open at McDiarmid and the game kicks-off at 7.30pm on October 6. Dundee fans will be accommodated in the north section of the main stand.

Supporters should note the Muirton Suite will not be accessible on the evening due to a private function.