Tim Clancy insists he won’t have a point to prove when he lines up for St Johnstone against former club Hibs in Saturday’s crucial showdown at McDiarmid Park.
The Irish defender endured a frustrating year and a half at Easter Road, with injuries taking their toll before Terry Butcher arrived as manager and told him he didn’t see him as part of his long-term plans.
Clancy last month fixed himself up on a short-term deal with St Johnstone, who, ironically, have the chance to kill off Hibs’ top-six bid if they win this weekend. However, he is adamant he has no ill feeling towards Hibs and will not draw any extra motivation from trying to prove Butcher wrong for casting him aside without having seen him play in a first-team game.
“I don’t have a point to prove to anyone,” Clancy told the Evening News. “I’ve been in the game long enough to know what I can do. The new manager obviously came in with his own ideas, so it was best for both parties that I parted company with Hibs. These things happen to players at all clubs all the time, so there’s no hard feelings.”