The Livi gaffer insists it will be business as usual at the Braidwood Motor Company Stadium tomorrow, as the West Lothian outfit takes on a table topping County side with eight ex-Lions in their squad.
After a convincing 6-0 cup win at Irvine Meadow last week, the match gives Bollan’s men the opportunity to close the gap at the top of the table to just six points, and the former Livi and Dundee United full back says his side will be going out to win all three points.
He said, “It was a potentially difficult tie in Ayrshire last week, and to a lot of people if there was going to be an upset somewhere then it was going to be at our game. However, we went about our business very well and made sure that wasn’t going to happen.
“I don’t think anyone here at the club is under any illusions about the difficulty of the task facing us to get something from the match against County. We’ll be looking for three points obviously, given it’s a home game, but we’ll have to be at our very best to get them.”
He added, “It is quite an unusual situation that there are so many ex-Livingston players in the side we will face up to, but that doesn’t alter our approach to the game at all. We’ll approach it in the manner we think is right as we do every week and Saturday will be no different.”
Derek Adams’s County side come into the match on the back of seven straight league wins – ironically enough Livi being the last side to take anything of the Victoria Park men.
With an unbeaten home record stretching for over 17 months, Bollan is confident his side can match the visitors, despite acknowledging getting something from the game will be very tough.
Bollan said, “We’re going into the game with a good record, and Ross County coming here on the back of seven league wins on the bounce so their coming full of confidence. It will be a difficult game and there will be a match all over the park. But we’ll have done our homework and hopefully that will give us the three points.”
First published in the Edinburgh Evening News on 25/11/11