St Johnstone manager McInnes praises striker Sandaza

Liam Craig, Francisco Sandaza and Kevin Moon
Craig and Sandaza (left) were on target for St Johnstone

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes heaped praise on striker Francisco Sandaza after the striker's performance in the 3-0 win over Motherwell.

Sandaza scored Saints' second and had a hand in the third goal at Fir Park.

"He is that kind of inspirational striker, he plays with his chest out, his head up and he has a confidence about him," McInnes told BBC Scotland.

"We're delighted to have him and as long a we have him I think there's goals in him."

McInnes's men took the lead through Tim Clancy's first-half own-goal and Liam Craig was on target with the third.

"I thought it was an outstanding performance from us," added McInnes.

"We got the early goal, which always helps as the away team; it puts a wee bit more anxiety on the home side and I felt that was the case, the Motherwell fans were quite quick to have a go at their team.

"If we weren't as disciplined, organised and hard-working as we were, we could've come undone.

"We never totally had that assurance and chance to relax until the second goal went in. The last 10, 15 minutes of the game was enjoyable and to get another one just puts the icing on the cake.

"A great 3-0 victory because I've got huge respect for Motherwell and not many teams will do that.

"We're five games undefeated, we've had four away games: Pittodrie, St Mirren, Celtic Park and now here and we've had four clean sheets.

"The boys have been outstanding, it was a collective effort."

Top Stories