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Wright eyes historic triumph for St Johnstone

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright insists his troops truly believe they can win their date with destiny after securing their first ever William Hill Scottish Cup final.

Stevie May netted a double that will go down in the club's history books to see off Aberdeen in the Ibrox semi-final.

All the signs were against the Perth side going into the game. They had never reached the final of the competition before, had lost seven last-four clashes in a row leading up to yesterday's Dons tie and were without a win from four attempts against Derek McInnes' team this season.

But they laid those ghosts to rest as they stormed back from Niall McGinn's opener to claim a 2-1 victory.

May, however, struck twice after the break to make himself a McDiarmid hero.

Now Wright – who will end his first season in charge of Saints by leading them out for the May 17 final against Dundee United at Celtic Park – is refusing to count his team out.

He said: "Getting to the final for the first time means a lot to the club and the supporters.

"It is something we have never achieved before but there is a belief about the place that maybe this year could be our year.

"On any given day we can beat anybody and we are looking forward to the big day."

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