Steven Anderson – Tributes to a legend.

Mackay, Anderson, Wright, Easton. The back four that won the cup – and one of the best defensive units in recent Scottish Premiership history.

But now, the last of that quartet has left – with Steven Anderson, scorer of the opener in the 2014 Scottish Cup Final and all time St Johnstone appearance record holder leaving the club.

As a fan it’s gutting that Anderson – along with Tommy Wright – couldn’t get a proper send off due to the coronavirus lockdown scuppering the 2019/20 season. We can only hope both of these legends make it back to McDiarmid Park for a proper send off when football returns.

But even though we can’t pay proper tribute to a Saints stalwart his former colleagues rushed to Twitter to praise the much-loved stopper.

Frazer Wright – who with Anderson formed an almost impenetrable wall at the heart of Saints’ defence – was sad to see Ando go:

David Wotherspoon, who suppplied the cross for Anderson’s most famous goal in a Saints shirt, added: Dave Mackay – another member of that famous backline – joined in the praise but also alluded to Anderson’s famously dour personality: Tam Scobbie joined in the jokes: And Tony Watt, only at Saints for one season, added his memories of his brief time working with Anderson:

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