Date: 16th February 2015 at 8:50pm
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Goalkeeper Neil Alexander has said every win counts following the one nil victory over Livingston, and he was quick to pass praise onto his colleagues for their performances.

With the victory giving us now a 20 point gap over nearest challengers Hibernian, our stopper told the Official Site that the gap certainly gives the players piece of mind as we head to the end of the season, but he knows there’s no way we can become complacent at this stage of the campaign as otherwise we might undo all the hard work we have put in so far.

‘There was definitely pressure on us. When your rivals drop points it’s important that you pick up maximum points. But I don’t think we let it affect us. You could feel the nerves out there, I thought we handled it really well.’

With performances in some ways playing second fiddle to the results and maintaining and/or growing our advantage at the top of the table, Alexander added that if we needed ‘to win ugly’ to get what we want then so be it.

‘It’s a battle. I thought we played in patches but it was untidy at times. At the end of the season when we look back we’ll say that was a tough game a great three points.’

Moving onto his colleagues the experienced keeper added that a lot of the time people seem to forget we have a young group and he thinks they are handling the pressures and the expectations of promotion fantastically well and have been all season long so far.

‘The expectation is there and we’ve set that high standard ourselves.’

And with it being a young group, and seeing them deal with this pressure, it can only bode well because they’ll know how to cope mentally with these challenges and they will grow from it as individual players and a group.

With such a commanding gap, Alexander added that it really should be full credit to the players for achieving that, rather than thinking it was a consequence of favourites Rangers for example, having more off pitch problems than on pitch success.

‘Credit to us, Robbie, the coaching staff and the players for what we’ve done. We’re not champions yet, but we know it’s in our hands. We aren’t leading because Rangers have had a bad season, we’re there because we deserve to be. The table does not lie.’

 

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