Livingston striker Jordan White believes last weekend’s 2-1 triumph over Falkirk proves he and his team-mates are capable of taking points off any side in the Championship.
Acknowledging the result from the Falkirk Stadium must have raised eyebrows throughout the Scottish game, White says it came as little surprise to neither he nor anyone in the Lions dressing-room.
Goals from the frontman himself, his 12th of the season, and on-loan Hibs midfielder Sam Stanton, gave Livi a much-welcome three points in their battle against relegation – Falkirk striker John Baird missing a late penalty for the hosts which denied the Bairns what would have been an unlikely point.
Livi take on bottom club Alloa tomorrow, and anything other than defeat for Livi tomorrow would consign the Wasps to League One football next season – an incentive in itself for White.
However, Dumbarton are now just two points better off than the Lions in the safety net of eighth place.
“That’s probably the most frustrating thing for us. I think we showed what we can do against even the better teams in this league and that it doesn’t reflect our league position. I don’t think it’s much of a surprise for us that we’re getting the results we are,” White explained.
“It was a very good win and one that not a lot of people expected. But we fully expected to go and take something and I think that showed in our performance. If they had scored that penalty then it would have been one of the biggest lows of my football career. We got away with it but I think that’s only fair because we haven’t had that much luck this season.”
White has been criticised of late by some sections of the Livi support but is unperturbed by what has been aimed at him from the stands. “At the end of the day, fans can have their opinions but one thing I’ll never accept is them criticising my work-rate,” he said. “I always work had for the team even if I’m not playing well and that goes for most boys.
“Tomorrow is a big day for us. If we get the win and Dumbarton pick up no more than a point then we’ll be out that relegation play-off spot on goal difference. We’ve never thought about finishing bottom so we’ve got that wee carrot there to seal Alloa’s fate and that’s what we’ll be going out there to do.”