David Martindale has disclosed that he will be able to give a new contract to Livingston midfielder Scott Robinson. The player’s deal expires at the end of the season.

However, the Livingston boss has revealed that the club’s financial situation will dictate if the player is offered a new deal.

Robinson has been in excellent form for Livingston this season. The 28-year-old has scored six goals this season, and was recently named as Scottish Premiership player of the month.

“Give him an improved contract”

“It’s difficult, especially with Robbo, as it’s obvious we’re going to have to give him an improved contract” he said.

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Livingston’s Scott Robinson celebrates scoring a goal (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The good news for Livingston fans is that Martindale sounds confident that Robinson wants to commit his future to the club.

“We’ve spoken about sitting down at the end of the year. And if we can keep him at the club we’ll keep him at the club. I know he wants to be at the club.”

Martindale hopes to have word from the club’s board soon about Robinson’s future. But he has admitted it will be tough to give the player an improved deal due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Sort it out as soon as possible”

“Robbo is a great lad, and we’ll try and sort it out as soon as possible when the board give me an indication. Maybe if we get top-six it’s something we can look at as finances are set in stone a wee bit more.

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Livingston manager David Martindale celebrates with Scott Robinson (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“In saying that we finished fifth last year and lost £250,000 due to Covid. It’s difficult trying to give improved contracts when nobody knows where the money is coming from” Martindale stated.

Robinson was due to be in action for Livingston this evening against Hamilton. But that game has been postponed due to the heavy snowfall in Scotland.

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