RICHIE BURKE wants his Livingston side to become better at finishing off opponents after slipping from winning positions twice in a week.
The Lions are on course for their best league finish in over ten years, but have drawn 2-2 with Dunfermline and lost 2-1 to Falkirk in the last seven days.
Ahead of their trip to play relegation-threatened Dumbarton tomorrow, Burke said: “We do need to be better at killing games off. Not necessarily with goals, but with retaining the ball.
“We need to make sure we’re possessing it and making the opponent chase it, as well as getting a little bit bigger and making them defend their area.”
Livi have picked up 4-3 and 5-0 wins over former Hibs player Ian Murray’s Dumbarton side this season, but in the last meeting between the teams the Sons came out 3-2 winners in West Lothian.
Tomorrow’s opponents are four points clear of ninth placed Cowdenbeath in the First Division, after picking up three wins from their last four league matches. Murray’s team are still seeking safety in Division One, however, and Livi are without a win in three matches.
Burke – who took over at the West Lothian club alongside Mark Burchill last month – added: “We want to set ourselves up to play a certain brand of football, to be entertaining. We like to pass the ball and keep it.”