Livingston manager David Martindale reckons only Rangers captain James Tavernier can rival Josh Mullin in the delivery department at present.

The winger was again inspirational as Livi made it seven wins on the spin, the 3-0 success away to Hibs perhaps their best performance on this marvelous run. Mullin has two goals and three assists in his last four Premiership matches, a goal and an assist coming in Leith.

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The winger has had a big impact. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Martindale reckons he’s up there with the Rangers captain for crosses on current form: “Josh has been brilliant since coming into the club, even more so since I took over.

“I could say that for all of the starting 11 for all of the games, but Josh has just added some creativity and I honestly think his deliveries with his right foot are almost second to none.

“Maybe James Tavernier at Rangers is better, but beyond that? His crosses are phenomenal. Since he first signed for us from Albion Rovers (in 2016) when we were relegated from the Championship, it’s just natural to him. I do a lot of crossing and finishing and that gives him the practice he needs but he’s been like that since day one.”

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Delighted with Mullin as the Livingston winger is compared to the Rangers captain. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

On the overall performance at Easter Road, Martindale was full of praise for his entire XI, but is cautious of tipping Livi for Europe: “We have two games in hand and those are against Aberdeen and Celtic, so let’s wait and see.

“We have reaped the rewards on Saturday. I thought the boys were great and the plan was worked perfectly. It could have been a couple more goals with a bit more looking after the ball. Our goalkeeper didn’t have much to do.

“Momentum is massive as it makes my job that bit easier. It’s huge and the boys have carried on from where they have left off (against Kilmarnock). All we are looking at just now is a massive period of fixtures.”

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