Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has spent plenty of time on the football side lines – but the former Arsenal and Bristol City man is now loving life under his new boss at Livingston.
The Lions have won six games in a row since David Martindale took over from Gary Holt and the striker believes he is finally settling into his rhythm in this Livingston side.
Speaking after his goal in the 2-1 win over Kilmarnock, the former Arsenal and Bristol City player is back enjoying his football: “It was fantastic to score after conceding a goal. it wasn’t very active in the first half, so to equalise straight after they got the penalty was a great feeling. It gave the game a bit more balance straight away.
“Every style of football is different and obviously it was a wet and windy day and there was a lot of back and forth up in the air. But we had to hustle and bustle just to grind it out. I’m here, I am playing, and I am enjoying it and the boys. The staff have all made me feel very welcome and I’m settled comfortably now. Hopefully we can just keep going.
“It’s been a great run and the boys have been fantastic. We fought hard and obviously we have had a lot of games and there has been some rotation and the squad but everybody seems to have each other’s backs.”
The Lions have a tough run of fixtures coming up that will test their ability to keep their unbeaten run going but Emmanuel-Thomas admits that they are looking forward to the League Cup semi-final that’s coming up in January.
He said: “Since we are in the cup still, we have spoken about going to Hampden and it seems to have come round much quicker.
“It seemed like we were only playing in the group stage a couple of weeks ago so it’s something we’re all looking forward to.”
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