As far from bottom as they are from top, Livingston’s season has been a wacky and wonderful one in the top tier of Scottish football.
Most sides would begin to hit the panic button had they not won in all competitions for six matches. Livi haven’t won since December 14th, since their crazy match against Hearts when they scored five goals in the space of 14 minutes.
Having crashed out the Scottish Cup to their opponents that day, this time at Tynecastle in a 1-0 defeat, Gary Holt’s men face no fixtures other than those in the Scottish Premiership.
Some of them look tricky. Trips to Fir Park, Tynecastle, Pittodrie and Celtic Park await.
At the Tony Macaroni, they have some more routine fixtures but their games against St Johnstone and Hibernian are of the utmost importance if they were to try and sneak into the top six. After all, as it stands, Livingston are just seven points behind sixth-placed Saints. It would be an immense achievement following their highly-publicised consecutive promotions.
Livingston could even have the say on who goes down to the Championship, having graced it last season. They host both Dundee and Hamilton Accies but have to travel to Paisley to take on St Mirren prior to the split.
So with the chance of sneaking into the top six, whilst also potentially deciding who’ll be playing in the second tier next season, the talk that Livingston now have nothing to play for is ridiculous. They could be the ones to have the final say on both ends of the Premiership table.