Former Dunfermline Athletic midfielder Shaun Byrne is disappointed that he and his Livingston team-mates will not have a game this Saturday, after this weekend’s match at East End Park must now be rescheduled due to the wintery weather which has taken over Fife amongst other areas in Scotland this midweek.
“The Beast from the East” was not here in time to stop David Hopkin’s side end February unbeaten, having collected 13 points out of a possible 15, as the Lions secured a 1-0 win at Cappielow on Tuesday evening.
“We always said February was going to be a massive month for us. We have played all the top teams in the division and had really positive results, so it has been a great month for us. Hopefully March can be the same for us – although we are just taking it one game at a time.
We were obviously glad Tuesday evening’s game went ahead. You don’t want your games being called off, so we were happy to get it played, especially as we managed to collect another 3 points. It was horrible conditions to play in but we all dug in deep and we got the rewards with another good result.”
Livingston had only faced Dunfermline a few weeks ago at The Tony Macaroni Arena, as midfielder Byrne relished the opportunity to return to his former stomping ground.
“Every game is different; Dunfermline are a really good side. On their day, they can beat anyone in this division so we knew we were going to be facing a tough opponent on Saturday. There is always pressure as you want to do well, but, Dunfermline are needing the points, arguably, more than us, so, they will be disappointed the match has been postponed. We have a big enough squad so we wouldn’t have been making excuses, despite Dunfermline having not played on Tuesday evening. We have played Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday a few times already this season so it wouldn’t have been anything new to us: we were all just looking forward to the match, to be honest.
Every player would have wanted the game to go ahead from both sides, I am pretty certain of that. That is why you train hard every day each week; you want to be playing at 3pm on a Saturday. We wanted the game to be on, but, we understand that health and safety must come first, for both the players as well as the supporters. I am sure we would have brought a really good crowd through – they have been brilliant with us all season and we hope if we can keep winning, more fans will start to watch us on a more regular basis. We try and win each and every game we play. We will now prepare properly for the Inverness game at home on the 10th of March and we will concentrate on this game again once it has been rescheduled.”