We’re a horrible team to play against
Livingston goalkeeper Neil Alexander says the Lions are “horrible” to play against – and insists that’s no bad thing.
The Lions have been this season’s surprise side in the Championship as they sit just a point off top spot with a third of the campaign played following their goalless draw with Inverness.
He said: “Nobody in a millions years thought we’d be where we are in the league just now but we’re keeping our feet on the ground and know there are still lots of games and plenty of hard work left this season.
“We’ve got a great dressing room of boys who want to work hard and improve and it’s brilliant to work alongside them all every day.
“We showed today that we just keep battling and giving it everything – we’re a horrible team to play against to be honest but that suits us and we can play different styles when we need to.”
The keeper loves the work ethic in the camp.
He said: “We’re a very well organised side and put in the work on the training ground.
“The manager has us well aware of what he expects and wants us to do. It’s not just a fluke what we do on a Saturday.
“We’ve got a fantastic manager who works us very hard and can change things about easily.
“We can play football, we can go long and we can mix it up which gives us great versatility and hopefully an advantage over other teams.
“We all believe in the manager and what he’s trying to do at this club and where he’s trying to take us.
“To be honest, it’s just a case of us trying to hold on to him because he’ll be sought after with managers coming and going.
“He’s building a great reputation and he deserves it because he’s doing a great job at this club.”
As for Saturday’s draw, the former Scotland international believes it was a well-earned point for his side. He said: “It was a tough game and you earn your luck sometimes. I managed to make a couple of important saves. It was a very good point against a good side.
“You never know how valuable that point could be come the end of the season.”
Game plan Neil Alexander