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The 2018–19 season is the club's first season of play back in the top tier of Scottish football since 2006,[1] having been promoted via the Premiership play-off[2] from the Scottish Championship, at the end of the previous season.[3] Livingston will also compete in the League and Scottish Cup.

Livingston
2018–19 season
ChairmanRobert Wilson
ManagerKenny Miller
(Until 20 August 2018)
Gary Holt
(From 23 August 2018)
StadiumAlmondvale Stadium
League CupSecond round, lost to Motherwell
Scottish CupFourth round, lost to Heart of Midlothian
Highest home attendanceLeague/All: 9,246
(v. Rangers, 30 September)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 1,022
(v. Hamilton Academical, 14 December)
All: 552
(v. Berwick Rangers , 28 July (League Cup))
Average home league attendance3,664
Biggest win5–0
(v. Hearts, 14 December)
Biggest defeat0–3
(v. Rangers, 24 Nov. and 26 Jan.)
(v. Motherwell, 2 February)

Contents

SummaryEdit

ManagementEdit

Having led the club to consecutive promotions manager David Hopkin departed the club during the close season on 31 May 2018, having declined the offer of a new contract.[4] First team coach David Martindale took charge of team affairs in the interim.[5] On 30 June 2018, former Rangers and Scotland striker Kenny Miller was appointed as player-manager on a two-year contract.[6] Livingston marked his first managerial appointment.[7]

On 20 August 2018, after just seven games Miller parted company with Livingston.[8] The club wished Miller to take up a full time managers role, rather than the dual role he was currently undertaking and he wished to continue his career as a footballer.[9] Assistant manager David Martindale[10] took over team affairs in the interim,[11] with Gary Holt being appointed as Head Coach three days later.[12]

Results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

PremiershipEdit

For upcoming Scottish Premiership fixtures, see the official Livingston F.C. website

League CupEdit

Scottish CupEdit

First team player statisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

During the 2018–19 season, Livingston have used thirty players in competitive games. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.[18]

As of 2 February 2019
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Liam Kelly 30 0 24+0 0 5+0 0 1+0 0
2 DF   Jack McMillan 11 2 3+4 1 0+4 1 0+0 0
3 DF   Ricki Lamie 20 0 15+0 0 3+1 0 0+1 0
4 DF   Alan Lithgow 25 2 22+0 2 1+1 0 1+0 0
5 DF   Steven Saunders 5 0 2+1 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
6 MF   Shaun Byrne 30 2 24+0 2 5+0 0 1+0 0
7 MF   Keaghan Jacobs 20 1 16+2 1 0+1 0 1+0 0
8 MF   Scott Pittman 30 4 24+0 3 5+0 1 1+0 0
9 FW   Kenny Miller 7 1 2+0 0 5+0 1 0+0 0
9 FW   Ryan Hardie 10 5 7+2 5 0+0 0 1+0 0
10 MF   Craig Sibbald 17 1 5+9 1 1+2 0 0+0 0
11 MF   Nicky Cadden 16 0 4+8 0 3+1 0 0+0 0
12 DF   Callum Crane 4 0 0+0 0 3+1 0 0+0 0
14 MF   Egli Kaja 8 0 2+4 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
14 DF   Hakeem Odoffin 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 MF   Steven Lawless 26 3 20+4 3 1+0 0 1+0 0
16 FW   Matthew Knox 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
17 MF   Scott Robinson 21 1 12+4 1 4+1 0 0+0 0
18 FW   Lee Miller 8 1 3+2 0 3+0 1 0+0 0
19 MF   Bobby Burns 8 0 3+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 FW   Chris Erskine 4 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
22 MF   Scott Tiffoney 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 DF   James Brown 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 DF   Henk van Schaik 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 DF   Craig Halkett 30 3 24+0 3 5+0 0 1+0 0
30 FW   Jack Hamilton 18 2 2+11 1 2+2 1 0+1 0
31 DF   Declan Gallagher 30 1 24+0 1 5+0 0 1+0 0
33 DF   Tevi Steve Lawson 13 0 5+8 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 MF   Gregg Wylde 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
45 FW   Dolly Menga 19 2 17+1 2 0+0 0 1+0 0

Disciplinary recordEdit

During the 2018–19 season, Livingston players have been issued with Forty-one yellow cards and two red. The table below shows the number of cards and type shown to each player.

Last updated 2 February 2019
Number Nation Position Name Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup Total
               
1   GK Liam Kelly 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2   DF Jack McMillan 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
3   DF Ricki Lamie 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
4   DF Alan Lithgow 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6   MF Shaun Byrne 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
7   MF Keaghan Jacobs 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
8   MF Scott Pittman 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
9   FW Kenny Miller 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
9   FW Ryan Hardie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14   MF Egli Kaja 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15   MF Steven Lawless 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17   MF Scott Robinson 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
19   MF Bobby Burns 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
26   DF Craig Halkett 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
30   FW Jack Hamilton 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
31   DF Declan Gallagher 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
33   DF Steve Lawson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
45   FW Dolly Menga 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 38 1 2 1 1 0 41 2

Team statisticsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation[a]
7 St Johnstone 38 15 7 16 38 48 −10 52
8 Motherwell 38 15 6 17 46 56 −10 51
9 Livingston 38 11 11 16 42 44 −2 44
10 Hamilton Academical 38 9 6 23 28 75 −47 33
11 St Mirren (O) 38 8 8 22 34 66 −32 32 Qualification for the Premiership play-off final
Source: Soccerway BBC
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-off (only if deciding champion, UEFA competitions qualification and second stage group allocation).[20]
(O) Play-off winner.
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other three times (33 matches), before the league is split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six).

League Cup tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LIV AIR HAM ANN BER
1 Livingston (Q) 4 3 1 0 0 5 1 +4 11 Qualification for the Second Round 1–0 2–0
2 Airdrieonians (X) 4 2 0 1 1 9 4 +5 7 Possible Second Round 1–2 4–1
3 Hamilton Academical 4 1 1 1 1 5 2 +3 6 0–0p p1–1
4 Annan Athletic 4 2 0 0 2 6 5 +1 6 1–0 4–0
5 Berwick Rangers 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 −10 0 0–3 0–4
Source: [21]
Rules for classification: 1) goal difference, 2) goals scored, 3) away goals scored, 4) matches won, 5) away matches won, 6) drawing of lots.[22]
(Q) Qualified; (X) Advances to best runners-up.

Management statisticsEdit

Last updated on 2 February 2019
Name From To P W D L Win%[note 3]
Kenny Miller[23] 14 July 2018 20 August 2018 7 3 2 2 042.86
Gary Holt[24] 23 August 2018 Present 23 8 5 10 034.78

TransfersEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Due to ongoing work on the playing surface at Almondvale the match was played at Prestonfield.[15]
  2. ^ Due to late delivery of the new playing surface at Almondvale the match was played at Prestonfield.[16]
  3. ^ Win% is the percentage of matches won rounded to two decimal places.
  4. ^ Joined Dundee United as Goalkeeping Coach.

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