For the second game in a row, Livingston boss Gary Holt has been left to rue poor refereeing decisions during his side’s match with Rangers

When the two locked horns a few weeks ago in Premiership action, Holt was critical of decisions that went against his side (Scotsman).

Holt was annoyed after the last Livingston v Rangers meeting. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now in the aftermath of their 1-0 League Cup defeat, he says that Filip Helander should have been sent off for a challenge on Lyndon Dykes. He goes as far as saying the referee agrees with his verdict.

He told the Scottish Sun: “I think the referee said he had look and said it was a red card after the game. He’s apologised to the players walking off and sometimes you have to accept he is man enough to do that.

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“Yeah. It didn’t help us but I don’t think it cost us the game. We still created enough chances. We look at the performance and we were excellent to a man.”

Holt is right to be annoyed at decision during Livingston v Rangers

There were a few questionable moments during this clash. Robbie Crawford went down looking for a penalty and Rickie Lamie was perhaps lucky not to see red after an elbow on Joe Aribo.

Lamie could’ve been off. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Helander’s challenge on Dykes though shouldn’t have even prompted thought. It was a clear red card after the Swede clipped his Australian opponent.

He was through one on one, yet referee Don Robertson fails to spot a basic decision. It’s very poor refereeing and it could have handed Livi a big advantage.

Instead Helander stayed on and Rangers made it to the semi-final. Holt is keen to say it didn’t ‘cost’ Livi the game, but it could have given them an extra lift.

Holt’s side were decent against Rangers. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

For the second consecutive match against Rangers, Holt has the right to be aggrieved by refereeing decisions.

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