On Saturday 14th April 2018, Saints drew 0-0 with Livingston at St Mirren Park. A result
that secured the Scottish Championship Title.
On that occasion John Sutton joined his old mates Hugh Murray and David van Zanten as the only men to win three national
trophies with St Mirren.
Adding the Championship medal to his 2005/6 First
Division and Challenge Cup medals further cements his place in the club’s history.
He is the third Saint to play a part in two championship winning seasons.
The other obvious player is Hugh Murray who played in the 1999/2000 season and the 2005/06
campaign alongside John.
The less known member
of this exclusive club, is Jackie Copland who played a couple of matches towards the end of Saints first ever title winning
season in 1967/68, including the match that sealed the title against Montrose.
in 2005/06 John played a major role in the success with 14 goals in 31 league matches and scoring the winner in the Challenge
Cup final against Hamilton.
he played more of a bit part role but still made 14 appearances and scored once in the 2-0 win at Dumbarton in October.
In total he has played in 143 matches for the club over his two spells and scored an
impressive 45 times. Roughly a goal every three matches. Not a bad record.
hero for Saints over his two spell and a deserved part of our history forever.