St Johnstone star Murray Davidson goes back to roots to help out at old club in Innerleithen

Innerleithen’s Murray Davidson went back to his roots to take a training session for the town’s Leithen Vale club’s P6 and P7 squads on Saturday.

By Darin Hutson
Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 12:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 12:01 pm
St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson taking a training session for the P6 and P7 squads at Leithen Vale in Innerleithen on Saturday
St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson taking a training session for the P6 and P7 squads at Leithen Vale in Innerleithen on Saturday

The 34-year-old midfielder has been at Scottish Premiership club St Johnstone since 2009, having started his senior career at Livingston two years previously, and he helped the Perth side notch up a cup double last year.

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The Scotland international, capped once in a friendly against Luxembourg in 2012, played for Leithen Vale as a boy so he was only too happy to help out while back in the Borders.

Colin Williams, one of the P7 squad’s coaches, said: “It was a great morning, with over 30 kids taking part.

“Having Murray leading the session was fantastic and a real inspiration to the whole squad, as well giving the coaches some really useful pointers. Leithen Vale are really grateful to Murray for giving up his time, and fingers crossed maybe some of them will follow in his footsteps.”