Livingston striker Nikolay Todorov hopes being on loan from Hearts wont bring Hibs boos

NIKOLAY TODOROV is hoping the Hibs fans stay off his back as he travles to Easter Road in the Betfred Cup tonight.

Todorov is on loan at Livingston from Hibees’ city rivals Hearts and is relishing the opportunity in his first clash against the Leith side.

Easter Road

The Bulgarian striker failed to make an appearance for the Jambos since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2016 – spending last season on loan at League Two Cowdenbeath before helping Livi gain promotion form League One.

Currently in his second stint at the Tony Macaroni Arena; the 21-year-old is desperate to send the Lions into a semi-final at Hampden Park – but hopes his next visit to Hibs will see him wearing maroon.

He told the Scotsman: “I’m looking forward to it, it’s a big game for us and we’ve done really well to get to where we are.

“We’ll see if the Hibs fans give me a 
hard time. I hope they don’t but even if they do I’m a professional and I’ll deal with it.

“I’ve not been to Easter Road before but it will be a privilege to play there.

“Of course I hope to be going to places like Easter Road as a Hearts player in future.”

Livingston are unbeaten in the Betfred Cup this season – winning all four group fixtures and a dramatic last-16 tie over Falkirk.

Despite their great form Todorv insists his sides are taking it one game at a time.

He added: “For me I just need to focus game to game. If you do that then you’ll move forward step by step.

“Of course Hibs are the favourites but it’s eleven versus eleven, we’ll work hard.

“We’re working really hard on the training pitch and in matches and we have a great team spirit, it’s a motivation knowing you could play at Hampden but we’re really focussed on the game.”


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