Livi striker Jordan White hails Liam Buchanan

Jordan White has scored five goals in his last six appearances
Jordan White has scored five goals in his last six appearances
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Despite netting five goals in his last six appearances, Livingston striker Jordan White has praised the contributions of strike partner Liam Buchanan.

The duo were instrumental in sealing Livi’s passage through to the Scottish Cup fourth round when a 3-1 win at Peterhead two weeks ago earned the club a home tie with Championship rivals Morton next month.

White, last season’s top goalscorer at the club with 15, was on target twice against the Blue Toon at Balmoor but had former Partick Thistle frontman Buchanan to thank for his role in both goals.

“Liam has been in the game a long time and rarely puts a foot wrong,” White, 23, said. “He’s a very consistent player and very easy to play alongside so I enjoy linking up with him. We’ve formed a good understanding with one another so we’ve just got to keep it going.

“But it’s not just me or Liam to be honest, the whole team is playing really well at the moment so it was hugely disappointing to have last weekend off with the game at Falkirk being cancelled.”

With the visit of bottom club and managerless Alloa to the Toni Macaroni Arena tomorrow, the Wasps this week parting company with Danny Lennon, White appreciates the importance of picking up a win that would move the Lions nine points clear of their opponents.

“We’ve just got to keep going, it’s not going to be an easy game against Alloa as I think they’ll come and try and frustrate us,” he said. “I don’t think their confidence will be too high at the moment after losing 5-0 to Dumbarton the other night, but you can never take these things for granted.

“We’ve got to take one game at a time, Alloa might have a new manager in place by tomorrow and that always gives teams a wee boost.

“But we’ll just look to ourselves and our own performances and make sure we put in everything we’ve got.”

Meanwhile, Livingston’s clash with Falkirk, called off last weekend due to the stormy weather, has been rearranged for Tuesday,December 29 with a 7.30pm kick-off.