The Perth club made a bid to sign the 30-year-old last week, Davidson has now said: "We've moved on. We've got other targets we're looking at. "Asked about his recruitment plans for the remainder of the transfer window, he added: "We're active all the time. We've got to be prepared in case we lose anybody and we've got to have a look and see if there's anything out there we think can improve the team. "I'm not just going to bring players in for the sake of needing a signing. We have four or five players back (from injury) who are like new signings for us so the squad is very competitive and very experienced. вЂќDavidson is hopeful Saints are close to agreeing new contracts with some key players, including long-serving midfielder David Wotherspoon.
St Johnstone's 1-0 defeat to Rangers in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup was Callum Davidson's side sixth consecutive loss in all competitions. Despite their recent slump, former Saints defender Allan Preston believes there were signs of improvement at McDiarmid Park on Saturday. вЂњThe shape was good; they were disciplined, " Preston said, speaking on BBC Sportsound. "It was a different shape to what they are used to - they went to a back four. "Rangers had the better chances, and deserved to win, but now [St Johnstone] are out of the cup, they have to concentrate on the league. "With 16 games to go, they have to get themselves together, regroup, and get the four or five wins they need to stay in the Premiership.
The support they give us home and away is hugely appreciated and I am looking forward to the next few years at Saints. вЂќImage source, SNSCammy MacPherson insists thereвЂ™s no self-pity at St Johnstone as he targets a вЂњbonusвЂќ upset at Ibrox on Saturday to reignite their season. Callum DavidsonвЂ™s men matched Rangers in last weekendвЂ™s Scottish Cup fourth-round tie in Perth before going down to a fine Borna Barisic strike in a 1-0 defeat. They now travel to Govan on the back of six straight losses and sitting eighth in the Premiership but MacPherson remains positive. "When you go to Ibrox or Celtic Park, if you get a point or three points then it is a bonus because you don't get many teams doing that, вЂќ said the midfielder.
Image source, BBC SportWere you at McDiarmid Park for St Johnstone's 1-0 defeat by holders Rangers in the Scottish Cup fourth round, or were you one of those home fans who boycotted the game? Click here to give us your thoughts. Image source, SNSSt Johnstone manager Callum Davidson: "We got back to the work rate to try to stop other teams scoring. We did everything we could to try to win the game. I can't fault the lads for the effort. "We conceded at a very bad time. It just wasn't enough today but I'm happy with how we went about our business.
In the second half we stayed in there. Remi pulled off a couple of great saves. "We changed our back four tonight and I thought the lads performed really well. I would take that desire for the rest of the season. I hope the supporters appreciated the effort we put in today. "Clive Lindsay, BBC Sport ScotlandConsidering it was their third game in less than seven days, the first a gruelling extra-time victory over Aberdeen in the League Cup, Rangers manager Michael Beale will just be delighted to have led the Scottish Cup holders to the last 16.
St JohnstoneВ will manageВ Cammy MacPherson'sВ game time following his thigh injury earlier this season. В (Courier - subscription required), externalMeanwhile, forwardВ Chris KaneВ was applauded back on to the training field by hisВ St JohnstoneВ team-mates as he continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained a year ago. В (Courier - subscription required), externalImage source, BBC SportSt Johnstone boss Callum Davidson is pursuing other targets after admitting a move for Ross County striker Jordan White is вЂњprobably dead in the waterвЂќ.
Since Michael BealeвЂ™s first game in charge in December, no side has seen more goals in their Scottish Premiership matches than Rangers (25 вЂ“ 17 for, 8 against). The Ibrox side have won six of these seven games (D1). St Johnstone won their last league match against Rangers 2-1 in November, ending a 14-game winless run against the Glasgow club in the top flight (D3 L11). St Johnstone have lost each of their last five league games, the longest ongoing such run in this seasonвЂ™s Scottish Premiership. Alfredo Morelos (74 goals, 25 assists) is one away from recording 100 goal involvements in the Scottish Premiership. Since his first Rangers season (2017-18), only team-mate James Tavernier (108 вЂ“ 53 goals, 55 assists) has been directly involved in more goals in the competition than the Colombian (99).