Hibs fans are pretty unhappy at the moment and Livingston midfielder Robbie Crawford hopes that plays into the hands of Livingston when they travel to Easter Road tonight.
The Hibees are one point off the bottom following a disappointing start to the season. Some fans even want their manager Paul Heckingbottom to go following a poor run of form.
With sections of the Easter Road support unhappy at the moment, Livi midfielder Crawford is hoping Livingston can captialise on that feeling.
He told the Herald (sport, page eight, 30/10/19): “It’ll be a good game. Hibs will be looking to get a win as will we, so it should be a good match in a big stadium with a good crowd.
“You can frustrate the Hibs support when you go there. With Ayr, that was our aim. If you can frustrate the team then it flows to the supporters as well.”
Livingston must put Hibs on the backfoot to aggravate fans
Some Hibs fans have been critical of their team this season and if things go against them tonight there will be more criticism to come.
If Livi can nick an early goal or at least take control of the early stages of this match, it’ll go a long way to securing a victory. If the home support do turn on Hibs during this match, it won’t be a nice environment to play in.
Crawford is clearly hoping this will be an advantage Livi can utilise. Of course you need to focus on yourself first and foremost, but external factors like this can give you an extra lift.
Hibs need a win and badly to recover some form after their stuttering start, but Crawford and his Livingston teammates are heading to Leith to create further Hibee misery.