'Dundee disappointment amid Martindale curveball'

Stuart Barrie, Livingston fan

Another week, another meeting with Dundee, and sadly, another three points dropped.

It was a tight affair, and we did a lot more right than we did in the last game against Tony Docherty's side.

We were undone by a moment of brilliance in the form of a thunderbolt free-kick. Often, these kind of set-piece situations are lined up with more hope than expectation. This one, however, was launched with real speed and accuracy.

So far, November has yielded no wins, and with a home fixture with Rangers and a trip to third-placed St Mirren to come, it's hard to be particularly optimistic.

That being said, you never know in Scottish football. I think the seven games in December have the potential to define our season. We have home games with Ross County, Hibs, Kilmarnock and St Johnstone that we really need to take full points from.

St Johnstone's approach for David Martindale threw a real curveball. They may be a bigger club with more fans, as well as a couple of trophies nestling in their cabinet, but is a move to Perth the step up that the manager truly desires?

Desite the run of form, I'm delighted he's staying put. We need him fully focused on the next run of games as chalking up as many points to get us away from the bottom-end of the table.