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Wright: It means everything

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright believes his team fully deserve their place in the William Hill Scottish Cup final after coming from behind to beat Aberdeen 2-1.

Niall McGinn's first-half strike gave the Dons the lead in the semi-final at Ibrox, but Saints rallied after the break with Stevie May's double sending them into the final for the first time in their history.

May's 83rd-minute winner sparked wild celebrations as the Perth-based side booked a final showdown with Dundee United next month.

"It means everything for the club, the supporters and the players," said Wright.

"They've put a lot into this season and now we've got a cup final. I thought they were magnificent and I don't think anyone can begrudge us the result.

"We stayed in the game and were always a threat, so I'm really pleased. This club doesn't get the publicity I feel it deserves. It's a really great day all round for everybody."

May said: "It was a hard-fought win, but it makes it all the sweeter to come from behind.

"To score two goals I can't ask for much more, but the main thing is we're in the final. It's about history for us.

"A lot of people wrote us off before today and they'd have been writing us off even more before half-time, but we managed to come out and win the game."