Livingston manager Gary Bollan can’t wait to lead Livi Lions back into Third Division battle
GARY BOLLAN admits his side are straining at the leash to get back to competitive football after four long weeks of cold storage.
Livingston haven’t kicked a ball since slamming seven past sorry Clyde in a Scottish Cup match on December 14 and Bollan admits that the whole club are desperate to get back to regular football.
“It is obviously frustrating not being able to play,” conceded Bollan.
“We had a defeat in our last league game and then followed it with that win over Clyde but since then we’ve not played.
“We are all very keen to kick-start our league campaign and get on with it again.
“It isn’t for the want of trying that the cup ties against Dundee were called off and the club went to a lot of expense and effort to try and get the games played.
“Unfortunately it proved to be impossible due to the severity of the weather but we did our best.”
This week Bollan confirmed the signing of former Albion Rovers winger Bobby Barr and he insists the 21-year-old was in his thoughts for a quickfire return to action against his his former club if Livi’s weekend fixture gets the go-ahead.
He said: “Hopefully the thaw will continue throughout the rest of the week and we can get back to action for Saturday’s trip to Albion Rovers.
“Bobby will be delighted to go back to his former club as that is something a player always likes doing.
“He was up in Brechin playing so he is match-fit and even if he isn’t I’m sure adrenaline would take him through against his former club.”
Livingston have almost a full squad of players to choose from for the weekend’s trip to Cliftonhill.
The only player missing will be full-back Johnny Brown who is still waiting to serve a suspension.