Livingston defender Jon Guthrie has called on his teammates to recognise that they are in the middle of a relegation battle.
Gary Holt’s team lost 1-0 to St Mirren on Saturday. As a result they sit only one point ahead of the Paisley side. They are five points ahead of bottom placed Hamilton. Both of whom have games in hand over Livingston.
Guthrie feels that the defeat puts paid to comments by those who feel that Livingston are not involved in a relegation battle.
“It’s all good and well”
“We’ve got to realise that. 15 games in now, it’s quite a big block of games. It’s all good and well saying we’re not done there, but we are, realistically, they’ve got some games in hand over us” Guthrie said.
“We know we are capable of picking up the points, we just haven’t shown that enough this season, it’s such fine margins” Guthrie concluded.
Perhaps the most puzzling aspect of Livingston’s form this season is their home form. This season they have lost five games at home in the league.
Home form is poor
Last season they lost a total of two games at the home in the entire season before the campaign was brought to an early end.
That is something that Gary Holt and his players will need to address soon. Until the home form picks up then there is no doubt that Livingston are firmly in a relegation battle.
That is perhaps a bit of a surprise when you consider how well Livingston performed last season. However, every season is different and at the moment they aren’t playing as well as they did last year.