Date: 16th February 2015 at 8:59pm
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Robbie Neilson has admitted that the Livingston victory was far from our best style of football, but it’s all about the points and our one nil victory gave us another three.

With Jamie Walker’s first half goal being enough to give us another win and open up a 20 point gap at the top of the table, Neilson said that whilst it was a performance that we more ground things out in, at times of a season if you want to be successful you have to be able to get points the ugly way – so he was pleased to see us battle like that – but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t seeking further improvement.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, he explained.

‘We’ve got lots to work on, from what I saw. Our final pass wasn’t good enough, we were sloppy in possession but I’m happy because I want us to work on improving. Rangers losing last night added a bit of pressure. The boys were all aware that we had the chance to extend the lead even further. We’ve got an extra cushion with the twenty points now.’

With Walker grabbing his eighth goal of the season, the gaffer was full of praise for him saying he had really come into form and started showing what a fantastic player he was since the turn of the New Year and the pleasing thing for him is when one player hits a patch where they struggle, somebody else this season has always stepped up in their place.

‘We had Sam at the start of the season, then Billy King was the man for us in the autumn, and now Jamie. I’m lucky to have them all.’

The gaffer ended by saying that in his opinion as we now close the season out, games will more often than not be very similar to that encounter, where the football won’t be free flowing or that pretty at points, it will be about battling and staying the course, so if we can find a way to show improvement on gritty showings like that, then hopefully we’ll crown ourselves as champions ahead of time and be able to relax more and enjoy it.

‘We got over the line and at this stage it’s all about points. I don’t care how we get the points, the win is all that matters and we’re one win closer to the title now.’

 

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