Livingston’s Jason Holt is hoping that the third time will be the charm when he lines up against St Johnstone in Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final against St Johnstone.

That will be the midfielder’s third cup final experience at Hampden Park, and he is hoping for a reversal of fortune as he has been on the losing side in both of his previous games.

The player featured for Hearts in their 3-2 League Cup Final loss to St Mirren in 2013. He also was involved in the Rangers side which lost to Hibernian in the 2016 Scottish Cup Final.

Holt has admitted that the loss against Hibernian was particularly hard to take.

“Massively disappointed”

“I was massively disappointed, so I just want to make sure that I don’t feel like that again. It was horrible, so I want to be on the right end of things on Sunday. I want to do everything in my power to come out on the right end this time” he said.

St Mirren v Hearts - Scottish Communities League Cup Final

Jason Holt featured for Hearts in the 2013 League Cup Final (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Holt has been a regular in the middle of the park for Livingston this season. The 28-year-old will be one of Livingston’s most important players in the Hampden final.

Tasked with winning midfield battle

He will be tasked with helping David Martindale’s side get on top in the midfield area. Whoever wins the midfield battle will have a real chance of winning the cup final.

Livingston v St. Mirren - Betfred Cup Semi Final

Jason Holt in action for Livingston (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If Holt can help Livingston control the middle of the park then he could be celebrating a Hampden cup final at the third attempt. He certainly sounds motivated to do just that.

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