Hopkin asks Livi to keep on winning

Mark Burchill and David Hopkin. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Mark Burchill and David Hopkin. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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Livingston assistant manager David Hopkin believes his side shouldn’t be underestimated now that they have discovered a winning momentum.

The Lions are up to seventh in the Championship after recent victories over Queen of the South and Raith Rovers, with Morton just six points ahead in sixth.

With an opportunity to reduce that gap to three when Livi travel to Greenock on Saturday, Hopkin says his players are brimming with confidence ahead of their clash with Jim Duffy’s men.

“The Championship is a league where everybody can beat everybody as you can see by the results,” the former Scotland internationalist said. “We’ve got that bit of momentum now so it’s a case of trying to keep that going this Saturday. We’ve managed two wins on the bounce, so hopefully we can catch the teams above us.

“It’s all about consistency. When you’ve got a young team and there are young boys playing, they’re going to take knocks and different things but I think they’ve responded great in the last two weeks. We’re going in the right direction so if we can keep building on what we’ve got here, we’ll be fine.

“The gaffer has brought in a lot of young players so we’re building something for the future. Ryan Currie came on as a substitute on Saturday and he’s only 17 so that’s the way we’re going to go.”

Meanwhile, manager Mark Burchill has confirmed that the club will not be pursuing a loan deal for out-of-favour Hearts midfielder Kenny Anderson.

The 23-year-old is yet to feature for the Premiership newcomers this season having joined on an 18-month contract in February.