Livingston retain survival belief ahead of Rangers clash

The Lions head to Ibrox to face Rangers with no wins in their last five games.

Livingston hold Premiership survival belief says former Rangers star Jason Holt SNS Group

Jason Holt believes Livingston have to look within for the confidence to climb off the bottom of the cinch Premiership.

The Lions have not won in 15 league games and sit six points adrift of Ross County, having played two games more.

David Martindale’s side came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with the Staggies at the Tony Macaroni Arena on Tuesday night and on Saturday at Ibrox they face Rangers, who have only lost to Celtic on the domestic scene since Philippe Clement took over as boss last October.

Former Gers midfielder Holt wants the West Lothian club to tap into their traditional fighting spirit.

The 30-year-old said: “From the last three years since I’ve been here, it’s been three pretty positive seasons on the whole.

“Obviously we find ourselves in a really difficult situation at the moment, not winning a game for a long time. So it is difficult and we understand that as well.

“But if we stop believing then what chance have you got?

“So obviously we believe that we can get out this situation although we are realistic as to where we are. We know it’s going to be extremely difficult.

“Obviously, we’ve been conceding a lot of goals which is not good for us.

“So we know we’re going to come up against a lot of chances on Saturday but we need to make sure we are resolute in our defending, defend the box really well if we want to come away from the game with anything.

“They’re in a really good place at the moment. So it’s going to be really difficult, we are aware of that.

“We know what the game is going to entail and we have to be aware of that.”

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