Callum Booth Relishing His First Cup Final

February 25, 2021 | Player News | 2 min read

Callum Booth prepares for his first cup final as St Johnstone face Livingston on Sunday afternoon in the Betfred Cup Final.

Callum Booth Relishing His First Cup Final

St Johnstone defender previews Sundays Betfred League Cup Final at Hampden.

Callum Booth is looking forward to the biggest game of his career as only Livingston stand between them and the Betfred League Cup.

The 29-year-old left back who started his career at fellow Scottish Premiership club Hibernian is yet to appear in a major cup final and is aware of the occasion and opportunity of achieving such success at the Perthshire club.

Speaking ahead of the Hampden Park showdown, Booth acknowledged the magnitude of the occasion against an informed Livingston side.

“I have never played in a national cup final, so it doesn’t really get much bigger than that.

“I have been around a bit now and there have been a few big games in my career, but thinking about it, a national cup final at Hampden, it would be the biggest game of my career.

“It will mean a huge deal to me. It is absolutely massive and to win a trophy would be amazing.”


Callum poses with the 2021 Betfred League Cup Trophy.

Booth 29, is hopeful that Sunday’s visit to the National Stadium is more memorable than his last after being part of Hibernian’s 2012 Scottish Cup Final squad in which they suffered a 5-1 defeat to their Edinburgh rivals Hearts.

However due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, the left back is hopeful that the team can still bring success to their thousands of fans who will be unable to attend the game and instead will be watching from home.

“It is about a year since we played in front of fans which is crazy to think about, but, with all the doom and gloom, it would give the fans and full city a huge lift if we could win the trophy.

“Obviously, it is not going to be the same without them being there, but fans have probably had to adapt to it as well.

“It will mean as much to us as players and fans, although we won’t be able to share it with them on the pitch if we do win it. But we can really raise the spirits with a good result.

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