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Livingston boss wins Ladbrokes League 1 Manager of the Month gong

| 12.04.2017

Livingston boss David Hopkin has been named the Ladbrokes League 1 Manager of the Month for March.

The Lions took an impressive 13 points from six games during the period, a run which all-but-secured the league title for the West Lothian outfit – a feat they’ve since achieved.

That run was underpinned by an extremely well-organised defence, with Livi keeping three clean sheets during those six outings, en route to victories over Albion Rovers, Stranraer and Stenhousemuir.

And the never-say-die attitude instilled by the rookie gaffer has been evident time and again, with Livi scoring three goals beyond the 80-minute mark in March, including two in that 3-0 victory over the Wee Rovers at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

David Hopkin with March's Manager of the Month prize

David Hopkin with March’s Manager of the Month prize


Livingston’s fourth victory of March – and the most exciting of the bunch – came against promotion hopefuls Airdrieonians, with Hopkin’s men recording a 4-2 victory, thanks largely to an inspired display from forward Danny Mullen.

Having helped his side record some vital and eye-catching wins amidst the pressure of a title race, there’s little doubt about who deserved the month’s managerial accolade.

And the Greenock-born gaffer has continued to deliver so far in April, with Livingston winning their first two games.

Next up for the Lions is a trip to Stenhousemuir this weekend, with 4/5 for Livi to enjoy victory at Ochilview and 13/5 for the visitors to win to nil once again.

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.