St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes disappointed after loss to Celtic

Gaffer believes Danny Grainger need to learn from his sending off
St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes admitted that he is unhappy with the performance put in by his players during the 3-0 loss to Celtic.

The two sides clashed in a repeat of their recent League Cup clash - albeit in the SPL - as two goals from Niall McGinn and one from Emilio Izaguirre saw the Hoops claim a relatively comfortable victory.

"I didn't think we were very good at all today," McInnes told ESPN after the game.

"We are better than that.

"Celtic are a better team than us but I would expect us to put up more of a fight to try and keep the points here.

"I feel as if we are capable of beating any team at our best but I felt Celtic didn't have to be at their best and they deserved the win, hands down."

To make things worse, Saints defender Danny Grainger was sent off for two bookable offences. The first came early on when he was cautioned for dissent, and the man in charge sent him off for an early shower for a foul on Anthony Stokes late on.

"It's disappointing and Danny has to learn from that," said the boss.

"Not only did it affect us for this week, it affects us for next week where we will have to make a change.

"We don't have the biggest squad and we don't have a lot of defenders and midfielder so I'm disappointed."


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