JIM Duffy has revealed how he began his preparations for tonight’s Championship game with Livingston on the team bus back down from Inverness on Saturday.

Duffy’s side extended their unbeaten run to seven matches after their welcome 2-0 win over Inverness Caley Thistle at The Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.

But the group had no time to reflect on their stunning victory over the Jags because tonight’s fixture was already looming large.

Duffy told Tele Sport: “Ideally, going up and getting the result in Inverness, you’d like to enjoy that for longer because it was a fantastic result.

“But literally, on the bus back, you are thinking about Livingston straight away, because there is so little time between games. That’s the way it is.”

Tonight’s game is Ton’s fourth in just 10 days but Duffy is confident his group of players will be ready for the challenge.

He said: “It’s a hectic schedule but we’ll prepare as best we can and I’m sure the players, once again, will give everything to try to achieve a positive result.”

Duffy turned his thoughts to tonight’s opponents and said: “Livingston are coming with real confidence and belief after their recent performances.

“But their season, in general, has been an exceptional one, so we know it’s going to be another tough match.

“They have kept their consistency and consistency is always what everyone is looking for.

“And their performance levels have been top class, so I’ve got great admiration for them and for Hoppy because he’s done a phenomenal job there.

“But we’re working hard and our desire, levels of commitment and effort have been first class, so we just want to try to keep it going as long as we possibly can.”

Duffy has no new injuries to contend with but confirmed that new signing John Baird is available.

Forward Baird, 32, moved south from Inverness Caley Thistle last week. 

He was not able to play against his parent club at the weekend but the forward could make his debut at some point this evening after completing an emergency loan deal until the end of the season yesterday.

Duffy added: “John is available, so he’ll come in and add that little bit of experience and quality.”