Saints boss Danny Lennon has backed young guns John McGinn and Jon Robertson to learn from their Celtic Park experience.
For the two midfielders, Saturday’s SPL clash was their first-ever senior game at the home of the defending champions – and neither looked out of place.
The 47,790-strong crowd was also the largest attendance that either player had experienced.
Despite the 2-0 scoreline, Saints manager Lennon believes Robertson, 23 and McGinn, 18, will thrive from playing in such an arena.
Lennon said: “We told John and wee ‘Robbo’ prior to the game to go out and enjoy the experience because they were playing against the best in Scotland and a club that’s in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.