BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press
Queen of the South midfielder Kyle Jacobs admits he is desperate to eliminate Livingston from the Petrofac Training Cup just four months after picking up a winner’s medal with the Lions.
Jacobs was part of the Livingston team that thrashed Alloa 4-0 in April’s final but the West Lothian outfit now stand in his way of trying to achieve back-to-back triumphs in the competition.
Three days after Queens beat Mark Burchill’s side 1-0 in the league, the Doonhamers host Livingston in tonight’s second round tie.
Jacobs said: “It will be another tough game and we’re looking to knock them out as I want to win this competition again.
“Last year was great for us winning, hopefully it can be the same outcome for Queens.
“It was one of the most memorable moments of my career and I think that day changed our season. It was a great day and a good win. It was great to win a trophy on top of staying up.
“But I’m a Queens player now and I know this team wants to be successful.
“We’re going to look at trying to win everything we play in.”
Jacobs admits it was a surreal experience going back to Livingston as an opposition player at the weekend.
He added: “It was strange going into the away dressing room, I had been there for so long.
“I got offered a contract by Livingston but I decided I needed a new challenge. Queens are a good team and hopefully we can have a good season.”
Lions manager Mark Burchill, meanwhile, is looking for a vastly improved display from his side tonight after being outplayed on Saturday.
He said: “We’ll go down there looking to rectify the performance and definitely the result.
“You don’t want to lose your first home league game of the season and we definitely need to up our levels.”