Livingston manager David Martindale has challenged his players to start a new unbeaten run tonight when they face Aberdeen at Pittodrie after seeing their last run ended by Rangers at the weekend.

The West Lothian side had gone five games without defeat before facing the champions at the weekend, losing 3-1 to Gio van Bronckhorst’s side, and Martindale is confident his players can pick up points against the Dons.

Livingston FC v Celtic FC - Cinch Scottish Premiership

David Martindale celebrates at full time during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Livingston and Celtic (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

While the Pittodrie side have struggled so far this season, martindale expects they’ll still finish in the top four or five this season – but wants his players to deny them the three points tonight.

“You’re just putting Rangers to bed and then you have to focus on a trip up north to Aberdeen,” Martindale said.


“The good thing is they’re in the same boat because they’ve played the Sunday which gives it a wee bit more balance. We’re going through a spell again where they’re all big games against teams you’re expecting to be challenging at the top end of the table but we’re confident we can pick up points.

“Aberdeen aren’t in the position currently in the league that they’d like to be in but in my eyes they are still a top four or five calibre of side and I think they will be up there come the end of the season.

“We just had an unbeaten run ended and I said to the boys the challenge is now to go and start another one.”

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