Motherwell v Livingston: Jason Holt hopes Lions end Fir Park’s hoodoo to stay alive in the Premier League a little longer

Jason Holt hopes Livingston can end their Fir Park hoodoo after keeping alive their slim hopes of a big break in the Premier League.

The Lions could have been relegated from the top flight by Ross County on Saturday, but they produced a dominant performance to emerge 2-0 winners at the Tony Macaroni Arena, reducing the gap between them and the Staggies at the bottom to nine points. omit the decline for the time being.

And Holt knows that to stay in the Premier League they must sink Motherwell – who they have not beaten in their last 15 trips to Fir Park dating back to 2022 – to maintain their momentum in the remaining three games.

The midfielder said: “We wanted to be in control of our own destiny and I thought it was a very strong performance on Saturday. We deserved the win and could have scored more. There are many positives to take from that performance. The determination and energy we showed was good, we got into their faces and there was a lot of quality on the ball too.

“By starting the game like that (with an early goal) we got a foothold in the game and kept going. Getting the first goal is obviously huge and we managed to keep a clean sheet, which is also positive for the backline. Every game is extremely difficult, but we just have to move on to the next game and get another three points and see what happens.

“We will look to be on the front foot against Motherwell, show a lot of energy as we did on Saturday and try to maintain that quality in the final third. We are aware of how difficult it is to get to a place in Fir Park. We don’t have a great record there at all, so it would be good to change that.”

Motherwell’s Georgie Gent and Livingston’s Jason Holt battle for possession as the teams struggled in the rain at Fir Park(Image: SNS Group)

Holt joined from Rangers in 2020 and is still under contract with Livingston next season, so he will be particularly keen to complete a survival job and hang around in Scotland’s top flight for a while longer.

He added: “Every footballer wants to play at the highest level and I am no different. In Scotland it is the Premier League and we realize the situation we are in, so it will be difficult, but performances like today are very positive.