Having joined the South East Region Divsion 2 almost halfway through the season last year, a 5th place finish wasn't too shabby for Livingston FCBC. The aim this season is to improve of that and challenge for the league title this campaign, and they are certainly on their way to doing so thus far.
That 'never say die' attitude is circulated a lot in football these days, but the results that Livingstone have picked up so far this season really are down to that. "We have picked up too many draws for our liking, but we always play right to the final whistle, and that's what has got us those draw. We have only been beaten once so far, so that's great testament to the attitude of these boys".
Sitting five points clear at the top of division 2 at the halfway stage couldn't of made Jamieson more happy with his players, and the aim for the second half of the season is to keep going the way they are going. "We really can't complain given our current league placing, so we have to give the boys a lot of credit for this and our target is to continue playing to the high standards we have already set"
"We go into every game with the same attitude". Priorities in terms of competitions are non-existent in Jamieson's eyes, and unfortunately for Livingston they haven't been able to give the cups a real go as they were knocked out of three competitions in the early rounds. However, is this a blessing in disguise? The current league position would suggest so.
The key to success is having a large squad, and with the injuries and suspensions Livingston have suffered this season, it has paid no price as the squad has great strength in depth to deal with any issues.Nothing unusual, we have had injuries and suspensions but our squad has proven to be big enough and strong enough to cope with any issues.
"We lost five players and brought in four for the start of the season, and we also added another player two months into the season. The most pleasing thing is that all new players have contributed significantly to the team. Overall we have a very good bunch of boys with a great work ethic and the mentality amongst the group is very strong".
"We are delighted with our season so far overall. The attitude and commitment levels have been first class and long may it continue" Jamieson hopes his side can continue the form they have shown so far and push on to finish as high up the table as they can.