Scott Robinson says he is lucky to have escaped a tackle from Ryan Christie without injury during the Livingston v Celtic clash.
Livi managed to secure a historic first victory over Celtic at the weekend, beating the Hoops 2-0 at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
Whilst Livi were the better team in the opening stages, the game turned in their favour when Christie made a rash challenge on Robinson. The midfielder was swiftly sent off by Willie Collum and the home side piled the pressure on from there.
Robinson admits he is fortunate that it didn’t end in a serious injury for him.
He told the Scottish Sun: “It is maybe just heat of the moment. I don’t think he’s that type. He maybe thought I was over-reacting. I rolled a bit. That was just the initial reaction.
“I thought he had done a bit of damage but I was lucky to get away with it. I know he is not that type of player, so no hard feelings. I just know that I got caught pretty high but I would need to see it back.
“All the boys were saying I was quite lucky. It is tender now, a wee bit swollen. I am hoping it will not to be too bad.”
Robinson capitalised on the advantage
With Celtic down to 10 men Robinson wasn’t feeling sorry for himself. After escaping a potential injury, he helped Livi secure a famous win.
He ran behind the Celtic defence with great movement, curling a shot by Fraser Forster into the right hand corner.
It was a great finish from the striker, which also happened to be his first of the season.
It’s unlikely that his Celtic opponent went out his way to injure him, it was just a really badly timed tackle. That being said, it was a potential horror story for Robinson and he’ll be thankful that there was a happy ending to his Celtic clash.