Wright: Win at Easter Road proves St Johnstone's quality
The manager said he never panicked while critics wrote off his side.
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright believes his side's 1-0 win over Hibs at Easter Road might see the club get praise after what he thinks was unfair criticism.
Joe Shaughnessy's header earned Saints their fourth straight win after a spell where he feels his team were harshly judged in defeats to Celtic, Hearts and Rangers.
"Maybe some nice things will be written and said about us now because I think we proved what a good side we are," he said.
"We had four games, two to Celtic where we lost one narrowly and another where we went gung-ho and got what we deserved. Rangers beat us 5-1 in probably their best performance of the season and we lost 2-1 at Hearts.
"But I was never panicking. I know plenty of other people were and some so-called experts wanted to put the boot in. I'd like to know where their foot is now."
The win against Hibs could have been more comfortable had Danny Swanson scored from the spot but Adam Bogdan's save meant St Johnstone have failed to score their last three penalties.
Wright said: "I am getting used to it so I'm probably a bit numbed to them!
"Liam Craig is the designated penalty taker but Danny [Swanson] came on and made a real impact so they decided he should take it. Thankfully it didn't matter in the end, we didn't let it affect us and that pleased me."
Hibs assistant manager Garry Parker said that his side had put on their worst performance at Easter Road since he and boss Neil Lennon arrived at the club.
Parker said: "I've never seen a team pass to the opposition so much in my life. It wasn't good at all.
"I think that is the poorest performance at home since we've been at Hibs. Who came out the game with any credit going forward for us? Nobody.
"We picked a team that we thought could go out there and create and we didn't get anything. That's down to the players when they cross that white line. It's decision making.
"It's a first defeat at home for a long time but you could see it coming. We were flat and had nothing. We were so poor."