Lennon aims to heal his League Cup heartache
Jan 25 2013
by Paul Behan, Paisley Daily Express
Danny Lennon is hoping to be crying tears of joy on Sunday night ... after admitting to having a wee greet when injury caused him to miss a cup final as a player.
The Buddies boss was a key member of the Raith Rovers team that made it all the way to the League Cup Final back in 1994.
However, Lennon missed the historic penalty shootout win over Celtic at Ibrox after suffering a broken foot in training just days beforehand.
And he admits his League Cup heartache still haunts him to this day.
Lennon said: “I got caught in training in the week building up to the game and fractured my metatarsal.
“People only heard of the metatarsal when David Beckham broke his but I was the first.
“I got up after the injury and ran about for a minute but, as I put pressure on it, I heard it crack.
“Our physio then was Gerry Docherty, who is now with us at St Mirren, and he took me up to hospital afterwards.
“I had a wee cry for five minutes after it and then I got over it.”
Lennon admits it was tough to watch his team-mates lifting the trophy without him.
He added: “I only felt sorry for myself for a minute and then the boys got me back into it at the party afterwards, which lasted three weeks!”