Livingston boss David Martindale hopes that the Scottish football season won’t be brought to an early end for the second year in a row.

Last season was brought to an early end in March, following the emergence of Covid-19. Things haven’t improved that much one year on.

Lower leagues currently suspended

The leagues underneath the Championship are currently suspended until the end of January in a bid to get the virus numbers reduced.

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The Livingston players celebrate Jack Hamilton’s goal against Ross County (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Martindale believes that the season should be played to a natural conclusion as to avoid a repeat of last season, when the likes of Hearts and Partick Thistle were relegated amid a storm of controversy.

“Hope it doesn’t happen”

“I hope it doesn’t happen because what took place last season was unjust on a lot of teams – Hearts going down, Partick Thistle, Stranraer, Falkirk not being promoted” he said (Glasgow Times).

However, Martindale does admit that if the season is brought to an early conclusion that his club will back the decision.

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Livingston manager David Martindale (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Smarter people than me are going to make that decision and, whatever it is, we’ll go along with it. One hundred per cent, we don’t want to league to be called. But last year we were fifth, and we were flying. We could have chased for Europe.

“You just have to put your own agendas to the side and see what happens. Whatever happens, happens. We would go along with it again.”

On the pitch, Martindale has his Livingston side in a great run of form. They have won their last eight games in a row in all competitions. Livingston will be looking to make it nine wins in a row when they take on Aberdeen at the Tony Macaroni Arena on Wednesday night.

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