Saints midfielder Gary Teale last night spoke of his delight at seeing team-mate Craig Samson return to the international set-up.
Goalkeeper Samson, 28, was drafted into Craig Levein’s Scotland squad for Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifying Group A game with Macedonia at Hampden, which ended 1-1.
And although Samson was an unused substitute on the night, Teale reckons the shot-stopper will be walking tall after his late call-up.
Teale, 34, said: “It’s great to see him get recognition because he’s been doing well.
“From a personal point of view, when you get that kind of recognition from someone else, it gives you a wee boost, that extra spring in your step.
“It’s nothing less than ‘Sammy’ deserves because he’s been outstanding.
“I came here last year and he was tremendous – and he seems to have followed on from that type of form this year, so it’s no surprise and for me, he deserves to be there anyway.”
Teale is no stranger to the Scotland international set-up having played for his country no less than 13 times.
He said: “Sammy’s consistency levels have been excellent and he can feel hard done by that he was not in the original squad.”