Liam Buchanan wants to repeat Alloa Athletic success on return with Livingston


BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press

Liam Buchanan looks back fondly on the prolific season he enjoyed with Alloa Athletic but insists he is desperate to ensure Livingston get one over his old pals this afternoon.

The 30-year-old bagged 17 goals with the Wasps last term to earn him a return to full-time football with Livingston following a spell playing in the part-time ranks.

Buchanan hopeful of happy return to Alloa with Livingston

With just two goals so far, the former Partick Thistle and Dunfermline striker has so far not been able to recreate that purple patch with the Lions.

But he is hopeful that returning to his old stomping ground can help kick-start his and his team’s frustrating campaign.

Knowing a victory would take Livi off the bottom of the table, Buchanan said: “We’ve not started the season how we wanted. We need to put our league form right and there’s no better place than Alloa to go and try and do that.

“There are positives to take. It’s a newish side and we’re all starting to gel a bit more each week.

“We’re working hard on the training field and I think when it does finally come together, which I’m sure it will, we’ll be a good side and hopefully turn these defeats into draws and wins. We’re all aiming to get out of this rut that we’re in.

“I had a good time at Alloa and I was rewarded for that with a move to full-time football at Livingston.

“Hopefully I can go back and maybe do what I did for Alloa with Livingston now.”