Liam Buchanan insists ‘hurting’ Livingston are ready to bounce back from Alloa defeat



Liam Buchanan is desperate for Livingston to prove that last week’s shock defeat against Alloa was just a blip after insisting the wounded Lions have been “hurting”.

Mark Burchill’s men succumbed to a 1-0 reverse against the Wasps thanks to a solitary Robbie Crawford strike, blighting a fine run of three wins and a draw – against Rangers – in their previous six matches.

19/10/15 TONY MACARONI ARENA - LIVINGSTON Livingston's Liam Buchanan previews his side's forthcoming Petrofac Training Cup Quarter-Final match against Rangers
Buchanan is determined to show Livingston are still heading in the right direction


With Dumbarton visiting the Tony Macaroni Arena today, Buchanan is determined to ensure lightening does not strike twice.

The experienced front-man said: “We have got to prove that we are hurting from that result and come out against Dumbarton determined to prove that the Alloa game was just a wee set-back.

“We want to show that it was just a blip and that we are still going in the right direction.

“The boys have done fantastically in the last few weeks and I think we know that we underperformed last week; we weren’t quite up to it. However, that’s football and it’s about how you respond.

“Dumbarton is a great opportunity to get back on track, but we know how tough it will be. You can’t discount any side in this division.”