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Ex-Man City, West Ham midfielder Lomas: St Johnstone deserve recognition

St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas has been completely impressed by the performances of his side this campaign.

The Saints currently sit fourth on the Scottish Premier League table and are a chance of securing European football for the second year straight which Lomas feels is a fact that not many have touched on.

Ross County sit fifth in their first year in Scotland's top flight whilst Inverness Caledonian Thistle, usually at the bottom, find themselves third and Lomas suggests they are getting more recognition than his Saints.

"I'm not being critical of anyone when I say our lads haven't really got the recognition they deserve," he told the Dundee Courier.

"That's just the way it is with Ross County coming up from the First Division and doing so well and Inverness also pushing for Europe for the first time in their history.

"Because we qualified last season, we have been overlooked and to some extent the same has happened with Motherwell where Stuart McCall deserves congratulations for pretty much securing second place.

"He has done a magnificent job and us gingers have to stick together, even if Stuart insists he's a strawberry blonde!

"I just think the lads here have been working away quietly under the radar but they can share some of the glory if they can nail down back-to-back European qualifications.

"That is something I never managed in all my years as a player. What a thing it would be for the players to have on their CV, especially with a so-called provincial club."

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