Burke urges Livingston to keep up form in Accies tie
Livingston will be looking to make it three wins in a row under the temporary control of youth coach Richie Burke when Hamilton Accies visit for this evening’s First Division clash.
The Almondvale side sit two points clear of Dunfermline Athletic in third place and Burke is looking for them to consolidate their position behind Morton and Partick Thistle.
“It was frustrating that Saturday’s game with Falkirk was called off as we were looking to build on a very good performance against Raith Rovers in our last game,” said Burke. “If we win this one we move five points clear in third place, with a game in hand, and finishing there would be a great achievement for our young squad.
“Since I took over the boys have been great in training and in games so hopefully that will continue against Hamilton. They are a good side who, like us, play football on the ground with a lot of young players so this should be a good contest.”
Livingston will be without defender Jesus Garcia Tena through suspension and Keaghan Jacobs and Ross Docherty are both out with knocks. Hamilton captain Alex Neil is struggling with a calf injury, while strikers Jon McShane and Kieran Millar are both out with knee injuries.
Fans of both clubs can get entry to this game for £5.
Partick Thistle had been hoping to go top of the First Division for the first time this year but their match against Cowdenbeath tonight was postponed last night after the Central Park surface failed a pitch inspection.
In the Second Division, bottom side Albion Rovers and ninth-placed East Fife will try again just three days after their game at Cliftonhill was called off due to snow.
Rovers miss the injured Mick O’Byrne and Tony Stevenson, with Kevin Green and Peter Innes absent due to illness. East Fife’s Stevie Campbell remains out with an ankle injury and a lack of games following illness keeps Gareth Wardlaw out.
Brechin were due to play Stranraer tonight but the Glebe Park pitch has again fallen victim to the weather. Brechin have only played once at home this year.
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