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Livingston boss hails Dundee United's European victory and believes shock shows Scottish football doesn't value itself properly

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Livingston boss David Martindale has hailed Dundee United’s victory over AZ Alkmaar and believes everyone’s shock at the result proves Scottish football doesn’t market itself properly.The Lions travel to Tannadice tomorrow to face a United side buoyant from a brilliant performance as they defeated the Dutch visitors 1-0 in Thursday’s Europa Conference League clash.Martindale, who attended the game, heaped praise on United, saying: “I thought Dundee United’s big players really performed.“Steven Fletcher led the line, Charlie Mulgrew was different class, Dylan Levitt was good on the ball and wee Sibbs (Craig Sibbald) did well.“I probably expected a bit more more Alkmaar but let’s give United credit for nullifying their game.“We do ourselves an injustice.

On the radio they said it was a huge result. I think we are negative about Scottish football at times. United were very good in the game.“Why did I expect more from Alkmaar, is it the marketing?

I don’t know Alkmaar, so why did I expect more? It comes from our perception and the information we believe.”He added: “We are good at talking ourselves down and we don’t market ourselves well and that game highlights that.

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