John McGlynn happy with Livi response

John McGlynn. Picture: Ian Rutherford
John McGlynn. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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LIVINGSTON manager John McGlynn says he’s delighted with the way the players have responded to his instructions over his first week at the club – and now the priority is simply getting league wins.

The Lions were 2-0 up in the former Hearts coach’s first game in charge against Morton last week, but let the lead slip and ended up sharing a point in a 2-2 draw.

Tomorrow they head to Dumbarton looking for a first league win of the season.

McGlynn said: “We want to try and get points. We got a point last Saturday and we’re looking to go to our next game and win. We want to get our first win in the league.

“They’re a good squad of players. They’ve been very receptive to me coming in, to the things I’ve tried to put across and they’ve worked really hard this week.

“I watched the reserve game on Tuesday night as well and they played well, so I’m very pleased with what I’ve seen. I feel as we get more confident then we’ll start climbing the table very soon.”

With the play-off places up for grabs, there is plenty to compete for over the course of the campaign, but McGlynn says they’ll be taking it one step at a time for the side sitting bottom of the Championship.

He added: “We want to start getting in the pack for a start. There’s not a lot in it just now and there are plenty games to go. You get a win and you’re right in amongst it.

“We appreciate Dumbarton got a really good result last week at Alloa and it certainly won’t be easy. It will be a difficult game, but we’ve trained hard and well this week and we’re looking to get the points.

“At the same time we do appreciate that Dumbarton will be doing likewise.

“You’ve got to take it one step at a time. We are where we are for a reason, so the first thing we want to do is get a win, get off the foot of the table and get in the pack.

“Then you take it from there and grow in confidence.

“I don’t want to get carried away and start saying we’ll do this and do that. Let’s just get in front of the team ahead of us and then the next team, and so on. It’s really as simple as that.”