Davidson in plea for quick appointment

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St JOHNSTONE defender Callum Davidson admits he does not care who lands the manager’s job as long as an appointment is made soon.

Saints launched the search for a new boss when Derek McInnes quit for Bristol City earlier this month and Under-19s coach Alec Cleland and captain Jody Morris were handed temporary charge of team affairs.

Cleland has made it clear he wants to be considered for the vacancy by chairman Geoff Brown but the Perth side have failed to find the back of the net since McInnes’ departure.

They battled out a goalless draw against Dundee United before slumping to a 1-0 defeat against St Mirren in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on Saturday and Davidson fears the uncertainty surrounding the manager’s job is having a detrimental effect on the team.

He said: “What the players want is for somebody to be in charge, whether it’s Alec or someone else. They just want it done. If it’s Alec, he knows where he stands. He knows what he can do then as it’s hard being a caretaker manager.

“I would rather have somebody in pretty soon. For me, we have struggled in the last couple of games. Once you know who’s in charge, it’s a big thing and hopefully we’ll get someone in soon.”