Tommy Wright lavished praise on St Johnstone star Danny Swanson after dazzling return to Tynecastle



TOMMY WRIGHT has heaped praise on Danny Swanson after the St Johnstone star shone on his return to Tynecastle.

The 29-year-old, who endured a forgettable six months with the Jambos last season, turned in a man of the match display in Gorgie and netted a deserved equaliser just before the break to cancel out Prince Buaben’s opener.

Chris Kane then struck to give that Saints the lead after 86 minutes – only for Callum Paterson’s dramatic intervention to ensure a share of the spoils.

tommywrightIt takes Swanson’s tally for the season to 10 – his most prolific campaign ever – as he continues to enjoy a resurgence at McDiarmid Park.

“Danny’s goal, if you didn’t look at the colour of the shirts – people wouldn’t think it was a St Johnstone goal,” said Wright. “There is some great passing, great movement and a brilliant pass through by [Macca] Steven MacLean for Danny.

“Danny is a quality player who can lift the game, find space and make things happen. He enjoys that role. People might say him and Macca can’t play together but they can.

“He is enjoying his football and is in top form.”