Efe Ambrose missed two chances for Livingston against former employers Celtic – and David Martindale had a hilarious reason as to why.

The Lions’ eight game winning run came to an end on Saturday but it wasn’t a bad day by any means, drawing 0-0 with Celtic at Parkhead. They had the best chances too through Ambrose, Josh Mullin and Scott Robinson.

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Celtic were held to a draw by the Lions who made it nine games unbeaten. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Martindale reckons influence from the past made Ambrose miss his Celtic Park chances: “I think Lenny has been texting big Efe. I think he’s bringing him back next year! Efe had two fantastic headers but if I’m honest I’m not surprised they went over the bar.

“We got in good areas, Nicky Devlin had a shot late on and I think somebody should have been in at the back door, Josh Mullin’s one, I’ve not seen it back but we got a corner out it so you’ve got to assume Hazard saved it and if so it’s a fantastic save.

“Honestly, if you go through every Celtic player on that park, I think their valuations are right up there. They’re very good players and I was speaking to the boys in the changing room after and they said, ‘Davie, they were still very decent.’

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JANUARY 16: Livingston manager David Martindale during a Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Livingston at Celtic Park on January 16, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It was still a very tough game although Celtic came into it disadvantaged with the players that were missing.”

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