There wasn’t much sunshine on Leith when Livingston came to town- but Rangers and Huddersfield loanee’s Robby McCrorie and Ryan Schofield will provide bright problems for Livi says Gary Holt.
Livingston battled to win a point against Hibs during a 1-1 draw. Christian Doidge put the home side in front before Aaron Taylor-Sinclair continued his lethal streak from three yards with an equaliser. McCrorie, brought in after missing last week’s game against Rangers, saved a Scott Allan penalty.
It keeps Livi right in the mix for European contention. They are four points off Motherwell in third although the Steelmen have a game in hand. With Aberdeen’s defeat to Ross County, Holt’s side now sit just three points behind Aberdeen in fourth.
Holt now has a nice goalkeeper selection headache. Schofield was dropped in favour of Rangers loanee McCrorie despite a great performance at Ibrox last weekend and Holt says it’s great to have two promising stoppers battling for the jersey.
“Robby was brilliant,” said Holt. “We sat the two of them down on Friday. Robby’s got money in the bank because he’s played more games than Ryan. Ryan was excellent last Sunday but it’s now a great problem for me to have.
“Two young guys pushing each other wanting to get gametime. Ryan will get games but it depends how we can see this season out. Hopefully if we get top six, we’ll have the Old Firm again.
“So Robby can’t play and Ryan will get to play. But it’s good to have competition for the number one jersey and Robby and Ryan know that. There are no hidden agendas, they’ll both get told the same message at the same time.”