DAVID WOTHERSPOON has already etched his name into the St Johnstone history books as a 2014 Scottish Cup winner. 

But now the former Hibernian man is targeting a Betfred Cup winners medal to add to his collection. 

Saints take on Wotherspoon’s former side at Hampden in the semi-final of the competition on Saturday, and with the Old Firm already out, it really is anybody’s cup. 

"Everyone that's still in the cup will fancy their chances now and why not. It's a big thing for everyone,” Wotherspoon told Herald and Times Sport. 

“We've been there before and we know what it feels like and we want to do it again. The ones that have been there know what it's like and want to be there again. It's definitely something we are looking forward to.

"We treat it like any other season. At the moment, we go in as underdogs and sometimes it's a good thing more added pressure on the other team. It's anyone's now and you have to be ready for the fight.” 

Wotherspoon has fond memories of semi-finals in the past and one that springs to mind immediately is St Johnstone’s win over Aberdeen at Ibrox in 2014. 

The Perth men went in at the interval a goal down, but in a stunning second half showing they turned the game on its head thanks to a double from Stevie May. 

Steven MacLean, who is now assistant at McDiarmid Park, was instrumental for Saints that day and Wotherspoon recalls a passionate rallying call from the former striker at half-time. 

He said: “I always go back to the one against Aberdeen on the way to winning the Scottish Cup. The first half was a bit of a blur and they were 1-0 up, but I felt we were still in the game. 

“We came in at half-time and I just remember Steven MacLean standing up and giving a big speech, basically about how he was only here once, this could be his last time and we know we can go out and win but we have to fight for it. 

“That just seemed to spur everyone on and give us the belief to go on and win the game. It was a massive turnaround and I think that set us on to winning the trophy. 

“That’s one memory from semis but we’ve also been beaten before, like Hibs at Tynecastle. That was disappointing because I felt we did really well in the game. 

“The Aberdeen game shows it’s never over. It’s a one-off game and if you play your best, as hard as you can, then you can get the outcome you hope for. I’m sure all the boys are buzzing for it and can’t wait to get this game played.” 

Wotherspoon has enjoyed an impressive campaign thus far for the side he has supported all his days. But the 31-year-old knows Saints have to start picking up wins if they want to move on up the table and book their place in a national final. 

He added: "It's frustrating because we believe we are going to win every game at the moment and we just can't get across that finish line but we keep believing. Results could be better but performance-wise we are enjoying it. The team's playing well and everyone's in it together. It's a good time but we need to start making results. 

“I've really enjoyed my season so far, where I am playing. I just think the team itself and the system we are playing suits me and I seem to be getting on the ball a lot in more attacking positions than before.  

“I am really enjoying it and doing as much as I can for the team but I still think I could add more goals to the team and that's what I'll look to do from now to the end of the season.”