Friday 6th October
In tonight’s testimonial match with Dundee, every one of the Perth players – current stars and a string of legends – will wear shirts with the Scottish Cup winning captain’s name and number 2 on the back.
The shirts were specially created by Total Teamwear Scotland, featuring a testimonial logo and the names of match sponsors Booker Perth and Kilmac.
Testimonial committee chairman Scott Findlay said: “This is the supporters’ chance to say a proper farewell to Dave, whose playing career was cut short after hip surgery last year. It promises to be a special night for fans and for a true club legend.
“In his years with Saints, even before Dave lifted the Scottish Cup three years ago, he was a player fans knew gave them 100% every time he pulled on the jersey and he has to be among the club’s most consistent performers of all-time.
“From the committee’s very first meeting we wanted to turn the dream of a team of Dave Mackays into reality for one night.
“Dave’s career began at Dundee FC and we are grateful for their support. With many of their own legends, along with Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam, agreeing to make an appearance, we are looking forward to Dark Blues fans joining us at McDiarmid.”
While the first hour or so will feature the regular St Johnstone and Dundee first team squads, the closing stages will see legends from both clubs turning back the clock.
Names in the frame are Roddy Grant, Danny Griffin, John O’Neil, Darren Dods, Martin Hardie, Paul Sheerin, Nathan Lowndes, Jody Morris and cup winner Frazer Wright, along with Rab Douglas, Barry Smith, Steven Milne, Charlie Adam, Peter MacDonald, Gary Harkins and Dens management duo Neil McCann and Graham Gartland.
*Tonight’s testimonial match kicks-off at 7.30pm and admission at the gate has been pegged at £15 and £5 for U16s and seniors. The East and West stands will be open, with Dundee fans accommodated in the north of the main stand (turnstiles 6 and 7). St Johnstone Season Tickets or reserved car park bays are NOT valid for this match. Blue badge holders can reserve accessible bays by calling 01738 459090 and asking for Carol.
Saints fans should not that whilst the Muirton Suite is closed for a private function, the Centenary Suite is available as a pre-match bar with access via the Ticket Office entrance.
*Supporters should note the Muirton Suite is hosting a pre-booked function but the Centenary Suite is open pre-match only from 5pm, with an opportunity to mingle with legends. The star prize in the raffle is a limited edition signed Dave Mackay testimonial shirt. The pre-match and half-time entertainment will be provided by the Pipes and Drums of Glenalmond College.
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