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St Johnstone star buzzing as council set to consider Freedom of City honour


St Johnstone legend Liam Gordon has told the Perthshire Advertiser of his pride after it was revealed the Perth club is set to be granted the Freedom of the City.

The 25-year-old defender played a starring role as Saints lifted both the League and Scottish cups during an incredible 2020/21 season.

Born and brought up in the Fair City, he was beaming when it was revealed th e council will vote on the honour at a meeting this week.

Liam has often spoken of his pride in Perth and this week he said: “It just shows the magnitude of the feat we have accomplished when you start getting accolades like this.

“It’s amazing for the club to be recognised and for the council to offer us the Freedom of the City. It’s an incredible honour.

“When things like this arise it starts to make what we have done sink in.

“It’s a lovely gesture from the council and something we should all be really proud of.

“Everyone was supporting St Johnstone through the cup campaigns and I think the people of Perth loved being a part of it.

“There was so much positivity and such a feel-good factor around the city. To be right in amongst it and the reason for it, for me, was really a dream come true.”

The League Cup was secured in February with a 1-0 win over Livingston while Hibs were defeated in May to clinch the Scottish Cup.

Remarkably, both winning goals were scored by Shaun Rooney in the 32nd minute of both games.

Councillors will be asked to approve awarding the Freedom of the City of Perth to St Johnstone when the full Perth and Kinross Counci l meets on Wednesday, June 23.


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