Next Up – Hamilton Academical

With the international break having been and gone, we’re back to Premiership action this weekend as we welcome Brian Rice and his Hamilton Accies side to The Tony Macaroni Arena for our 7th game of the season.

Accies have picked up 3 points from their opening five games with those points all coming in a 1-0 derby win against Motherwell with four defeats coming against Celtic, Ross County, St Mirren & Rangers.

That win came courtesy of a Hakeem Odoffin goal – the defender having only just arrived with Accies after leaving us here at Livingston earlier this season. We’re sure he’ll return to West Lothian on Saturday looking to impress against his former teammates.

Hamilton will be without on-loan defender Lee Hodson who has been in contact with somebody who has tested positive for COVID-19 meaning that, as per the Scottish Government’s guidelines, he now has to take the precaution of self-isolating for the next fortnight.

We go into this one having recorded our first win of the season against Ross County last time out, with Jon Guthrie’s second-half header securing all three points. A win on Saturday could see us climb into the top half of the table ahead of next weekend’s clash with champions Celtic.

Robby McCrorie returns from Scotland duty with Ciaron Brown and Anthony Stokes both having featured in a bounce game during the break as they both look to step up their fitness. Stokes joins youngster Carlo Pignatiello in awaiting his debut for the club.

Long-term absentees Alan Lithgow, Steve Lawson and Keaghan Jacobs are all likely to remain out for this one.

As mentioned before the Ross County tie, Scott Pittman’s goal against Aberdeen was his 31st for the club, drawing him level with Raffa De Vita. His next will see him go clear as top goal scorer currently at the club.

How to Watch the Game?

Season ticket holders can make use of the virtual aspect of their ticket and login on the following link from 2pm on Saturday to stream the game live – https://bit.ly/LFCVSTT

Non-season ticket holders, away fans and anyone else wishing to watch the game can also do so via pay-per-view at a cost of £20. You can sign up for this right up until 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon right here – http://ppv.livingstonfc.co.uk

LFC Live subscribers can also listen to the live audio on there too.

Last 6 Meetings

Jan 2020 – Hamilton 2-4 Livingston
Nov 2019 – Livingston 0-0 Hamilton
Sep 2019 – Hamilton 2-1 Livingston
Apr 2019 – Hamilton 3-3 Livingston
Apr 2019 – Livingston 2-0 Hamilton
Nov 2018 – Hamilton 1-0 Livingston

Overall H2H Record

Played – 35
Livingston Wins – 9
Draws – 12
Hamilton Wins – 14

Hamilton Summer Signings

Justin Johnston from Othellos Athienou.
Hakeem Odoffin from Livingston.
Tunde Owolabi from FC United of Manchester.
Ross Callachan from St Johnstone.
Charlie Trafford from Inverness CT.
Callum Smith from Dunfermline Athletic.

Match Officials

Referee – Don Robertson.
Assistant Referees – Frank Connor & Alastair Mather.
Fourth Official – Colin Steven.

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