Moses Duckrell eyes chance to part defences for Livi

Moses Duckrell is still waiting to make his first competitive appearance for Livingston
Moses Duckrell is still waiting to make his first competitive appearance for Livingston
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You get the sense Moses Duckrell is champing at the bit to get back out on the pitch for Livingston.

The attacking midfielder has so far been limited to just one appearance in a Lions shirt this season and that came three months ago in the 1-0 pre-season friendly loss to Spanish top-flight outfit Real Sociedad.

The Englishman has since been listed as a substitute on four occasions but hasn’t been affored any game time under boss Mark Burchill. However, he is hoping to finally get the call tomorrow as the Lions make the journey to Dumfries to play Queen of the South.

“I suffered a hamstring injury in the Real Sociedad match way back in July and that set me back about five weeks,” Duckrell explained. “It’s then been difficult to force my way into the team but the gaffer has told me I’ve been doing well in training.

“I would describe myself as an impact player where, if we are behind, then I can come on and hopefully make a contribution.

“That time hasn’t come yet for the gaffer to use me so I just have to be patient and hopefully that time will come.

“I’m a young boy, I’m still only 19 so I can’t expect to be thrown straight into the team, especially since it’s my first professional contract.”

Prior to Duckrell’s arrival in West Lothian, the player had spent some time out in Sweden with third-tier outfit BK Sport after his release from Barnet.

Based an hour away from capital Stockholm in Eskilstuna, Duckrell says he thoroughly enjoyed his three-month stay in Scandanavia.

“I really enjoyed the experience and even learned a tiny bit of Swedish while I was out there despite the fact everybody could speak English!” Duckrell said. “It was good as I got some first-team experience there and learned a few things, which I’ve added to my game.

“But the plan was always to come back to Britain and try and get myself a professional contract so I’m delighted that opportunity came about with Livingston.”

Duckrell admits he has seen enough from his team-mates to convince him it won’t be long before the Lions start climbing the table – the club currently propping up the Championship table with just four points.

“I know everybody keeps saying it but we have been playing well,” Duckrell said. “We’re just not getting the results our play warrants. We have taken some positives and we shouldn’t be in the position we find ourselves in. But we need to start getting ourselves up the league and then take things from there. I hope I can play some part tomorrow.”