‘Livingston have momentum now’ – Watt

Livingston’s win over Raith Rovers was the most important for any manager in the Scottish Cup fourth round, says Dundee United striker Tony Watt.

Speaking on BBC’s Scottish Football Podcast, the former Scotland cap argued that the cup victory will help David Martindale’s side as they look to change their fortunes and climb off the bottom of the Premiership.

“I think Raith were probably the team that you’d have expected [to progress],” Watt said. “If any were going to overcome a team [in a higher division], it would have been Raith against Livingston.

“But I think David Martindale, even though he said he moans about his players, I think he does it a wee bit better than Derek Adams. I think he says they’re maybe not good enough and we’ll let them go or we need to bring more quality and he pleads with the board.

“I think that win will absolutely help them in the long run because they’ve just got a wee bit of momentum now.

“Hopefully he can build on that and Livi always kind of seemed to turn that around, especially at home, so I think that’ll probably be the most important win of the weekend for any manager.”


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