We’re a hor­ri­ble team to play against

West Lothian Courier - - Sports -

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

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