Livingston lost lots of key players in the summer- but the Lions are now stronger than ever according to Gary Holt.

His side strengthened their top six bid with a brilliant 4-2 away win over Hamilton. After Shaun Want initially put Accies in front, goals from Craig Sibbald, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, Steven Lawless and Scott Pittman secured a great victory.

Left delighted with his Livingston stars. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Sam Woods added a consolation for Accies. It’s a huge victory for Livi in their quest for a remarkable top six berth as they moved eight clear of Kilmarnock in seventh.

Livingston haven’t tailed off after the winter break like last year according to Holt and he says his men can move forward efficiently in the second half of this season.

“I’m really delighted, it’s always tough to play three games in a week,” said Holt. “We showed resilience today having fallen behind and then falling back to 2-2. I think we would have lost that game last year. Today we broke at times and could have caused them a lot of problems.

Happy with the win. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“It’s hard work that gets you results. Hamilton didn’t roll out the red carpet. You have to graft. There are a lot of games left and we just take it one by one. We might not get to games down the line as I could be sacked if we lose five in a row. But I’m delighted with where we’re at.

“At the winter break last year we had 29 points and now we’ve got 31. But last year we tapered off for one reason or another. Agents got in players’ ears and pre-contracts were signed.

“We juggled the team about to see if others could cope at this level. But I feel this year we’ve got a better squad and better players who can kick on in the second half of the season. That’s shown with the two games we’ve had in the league this week.

In the ascendency. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“But we need to build on it and we can only get better.”

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