Livingston manager David Martindale thinks his side deserved a point after their late equaliser against St Mirren secured a 1-1 draw in Paisley – joking the goals made it worth waiting up to see the highlights on Sportscene.

Nicky Devlin’s late strike levelled things up at SMISA Stadium after Jamie McGrath’s sumptuous opener twenty minutes earlier looked to have given St Mirren the win as manager Jim Goodwin celebrated turning 40.

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Martindale however thinks his side created the better chances as he praised the quality of the two goals and admitted it was a similar affair to when the two sides last met.

“I told the boys they deserved a point at least,” Martindale said.

“It was a similar game when we played them at Livingston, we were unlucky not to take anything that day.

“This time it was two great goals that gets the point for the two teams. It could have been 0-0, we’d have been last on Sportscene – so at least there are two good goals to wait up for.

“We created the better chances overall but there wasn’t a lot in it. But there normally isn’t. It’s always one goal in it, unless there is a red card or something. If we’d left with nothing I’d have been disappointed as we played well.”

Livi now sit three points ahead of eleventh-placed Dundee in the Premiership table as they extended their recent unbeaten run to five games.

Next up for Martindale’s side is the visit of Rangers to the Tony Macaroni Arena as Giovanni van Bronckhorst takes charge of his first Scottish Premiership game as manager of the champions.

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