Livingston boss Gary Holt details surprising training measure ahead of Celtic clash

By Hamish Carton

November 22, 2019

Livingston seem to be in a bit of turmoil – in terms of injuries at least – as their manager Gary Holt revealed that he has had to join in training this week.

Holt’s men are in a dire run of form having won only one of their past ten matches. Sadly that win came against us at Almondvale last month.

But as Livi target another unlikely scalp at Celtic Park this Saturday, it seems that things could be going a little bit better in their camp. Their preparation for this weekend’s Parkhead clash hasn’t been ideal, as their boss explained.

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“We had 16 players training on Thursday, two of those were goalkeepers and two were young boys who are out on loan elsewhere,” Holt said, as reported by the Daily Record.

“I had to join in training on Monday and Tuesday, and last week as well.

“We will probably have 16 players in total against Celtic, perhaps 17 if we push it.”

Holt has built a Livingston team that battle against the odds

So Livingston may not be able to fill their matchday squad quota of 18 men for the clash. That should give our players a boost as they aim to move three points clear at the top of the table.

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They can’t afford to take anything for granted against the Lions though. Livi showed how difficult they can make life for good teams when they beat us last month. Yes, we were up against it from the minute Ryan Christie was red carded, but the truth is that it was destined to be a tough game regardless.

But Neil Lennon’s men have been faultless in recent weeks. Our attitude since that West Lothian defeat has been spot on, and our talent has shone through as a result.

If we approach Saturday’s game with the right mentality, a performance and result should follow.