David Martindale admitted his interest in signing Inverness midfielder David Carson after Livingston came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Ross County at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
Simon Murray gave the Staggies the lead after 28 minutes but that was cancelled out by Livi midfielder Scott Pittman just before the break.
Murray fired in a second in the 85th minute but Livi substitute Dan MacKay levelled with a header three minutes later for a deserved point.
The Lions have gone 15 league games without a win and remain six points adrift of second-bottom County in the table having played two games more than the Staggies.
Asked about Carson, Martindale said: “I’ve spoken to a few. Maybe it is something we will try to pursue.
“But the focus was the game today, so I’ve not really been that active on it but he is someone we have spoken to.”
On the game, Martindale added: “It was frustrating. I sound like a lunatic but there’s been a lot of good performances over the last five or six weeks.
“It’s hard to be critical of a lot of the players on the park. Offensively we were very good.
“We had a lot of chances and we have to hit the target.
“We created plenty but the defending is nowhere near the levels we need.
“We did show character to come back twice. We were nervous in the first half but once they scored, that sparked us into life.
“We got a foothold in the game. Then the boys dug in and got us back to 2-2 and showed huge character.
“The goals we’re losing at this level is extremely worrying.”
Derek Adams had six January signings playing again and will look to add one, possibly two more to his squad before the transfer window closes, although he does not envisage losing midfielder Yan Dhanda early to Hearts.
The midfielder has reportedly agreed a pre-contract with the Gorgie club but the County boss does not believe Hearts will pay a fee to take him to Tynecastle in this window.
Adams said: “Well unless Hearts were able to pay money and the club thought it was acceptable. I wouldn’t want to lose him between now and the end of the season.
“But if a club comes up with the money that that club accepts, then you can’t do anything about that.
“But it looks like it’s highly unlikely because Hearts have said they’ve got no money to spend.
“We’ll look to do one more, possibly two by the window finishing. I’d like to do two. It might not happen, but we’ll hopefully do one.”
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