Livingston star Nicky Devlin has disclosed that he and the rest of the Livingston squad would support caretaker manager David Martindale if he was given the manager’s job on a permanent basis.
Martindale has had an excellent start to his life as caretaker manager since replacing Gary Holt. His first game in charge saw Livingston defeat Ayr United 4-0. This was followed by a 2-0 win over Dundee United.
Great start by caretaker manager
Two wins and two clean sheets is a great start for Martindale, and if the results continue in a similar vein then calls will grow for him to get the manager’s job permanently.
Devlin has revealed that the players would be pleased if Martindale was given the job on a permanent basis.
“We all respect him, we all love working with him. If that’s the way the club go, I’m sure he’ll have the backing from every one of us and every one of the coaching staff as well” he said.
Club’s approach to games hasn’t changed
Devlin also disclosed that the club’s methods haven’t changed much under Martindale. The club is still broadly using the methods used by Gary Holt. The only difference that the player has noticed that is the team has maybe up their levels of performance slightly.
“It’s not really changed too much to be fair. We just kind of carried on from what we were before, we knew there wasn’t much we had to change. We just weren’t getting the results. Or, we were giving slack goals away at times, which was killing us. We knew if we could get rid of that, up it a tiny wee bit, we knew we’d start changing it into wins” he said.