Gary Holt has praised the efforts of attacking duo Alan Forrest and Scott Tiffoney after a great weekend for Livingston.

The Lions battled to a well-earned three points over St Johnstone in West Lothian, courtesy of two goals in two minutes. Tiffoney got the first with a nice low effort before Forrest finished off a training ground-esque move to give Holt a 2-0 win.

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Gary Holt has secured an important victory. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After results elsewhere, Livi moved to eighth with their second home win of the season. Manager Holt reserved special praise for his goalscorers on the day as he was left pleased with Livi’s work ethic.

“It was two very good goals,” said Holt. “Wee Tiff took his really well. It was one of those that every time someone set it back it was a tackle but it fell to him and to finish it the way he did.

“I think it was the only place he could have put it and I’m really pleased for the wee man. He came in last Saturday and was excellent but then as a striker you’re judged on goals, more so by other people. I’m delighted for him to get a goal and his link up play was brilliant as well for the second, a great finish.

“He (Forrest) merits playing at this level and is taking his chances. He gets into areas, maybe it’s an unconscious thing he does, but he gets into areas where he picks up a lot of second balls and he can strike it with both feet, that’s the pleasing thing. It was a great finish.

“He was brought for goals and assists because he can score goals, look at how many he scored last year. We know he can score, but we also know he can create, and he’s learning. We have to be patient with him as well. At times he will have a dip but that’s because he is new to this level and getting his body used to it and we’re seeing the fruits so far.

“You can’t guarantee you’ll win the game, you can’t guarantee you’ll score goals, win tackles and headers. But you can run about. If you’re doing that the result will come and we certainly showed that.”

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