Livingston interim manager David Martindale has disclosed that he doesn’t allow himself to dwell on the victories he and the team achieves.
Martindale has a perfect record – three wins from three games – since taking over from Gary Holt as manager. He has the chance to make it four out of four when Livingston takes on Ross County in the Betfred Cup quarter-final tonight.
Difficulty is just a game away
However, Martindale doesn’t dwell on the wins as he feels that at a smaller club a difficulty is just around the corner.
“It’s a really difficult challenge, but it’s a massive game for the club” he said (Daily Record).
“You win a game of football, and you enjoy the high for 15 minutes, and then it’s on to the next one, and you think about the next game. When you’re at a smaller club it’s inevitable that the next low is just around the corner” Martindale mused.
Should be favourites for the game
That could well be the game against Ross County. However, Livingston should be favourites for the game, even though Ross County defeated Celtic in the last round of the competition. Ross County are at the foot of the Premiership table, whilst Livingston are on their way up seemingly. As even though, anything can happen in cup football.
Still, that hasn’t stopped Martindale from admitting that the club would get a huge boost if they manage to reach a Hampden semi-final.
“It’s a huge game for every single person at the club, every single person connected with the club and the local community. Livingston being at Hampden for a national cup semi-final would be a massive occasion for everyone” he said.