Livingston midfielder Mark Fotheringham confident Lions can survive in Championship



Livingston midfielder Mark Fotheringham is adamant that the Lions can survive in the Championship despite facing the nerve-jangling relegation play-offs.

Tonight’s visit of champions Rangers has become a dead rubber after the West Lothian side’s hopes of catching Dumbarton was dashed at the weekend.

David Hopkin’s side will now go into the end of season deciders against teams hoping to make the jump up from League One.

Livingston Badge 1000pxBut experienced former Dundee and Norwich City playmaker Fotheringham insists the Lions can stave off the threat from the third tier.

He said: “I definitely think we can pull through in the play-offs. You look at the personnel we’ve got and on our day we can be a match for anyone.

“Of late we’ve just been conceding silly goals and losing penalties, and that’s out with anything the manager can do.

“We’ve been shooting ourselves in the foot but we have a young squad that doesn’t have a lot of experience at Championship level.

“We’re going into these last two games against Rangers and Raith looking to put good performances in.”

The 32-year-old has made 14 starts since joining Livingston in January following a year out of football after leaving English Championship side Fulham.

He added: “I’ve loved being back playing regular football after being out for so long.

“I’ve played in a lot of games and I’d like to think I’ve shown that I can still do a job at this level.”