‘I’ll never take anything for granted’ Aston Villa star opens up on life out on loan
Aston Villa goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has been speaking about his loan spell with Livingston.
The 22-year-old is spending the campaign with the Scottish Premiership side, and has made six appearances for the club so far.
Sarkic had only featured in the Scottish league Cup in the early weeks of the season, but was handed his first league start by manager Gary Holt against Celtic earlier this month, which Livingston won 2-0 at the Almondvale Stadium.
During the win over the Hoops, not only did Sarkic keep a clean sheet but he also provided an assist for his side’s second goal of the game.
Following his move from Anderlecht in the summer of 2015, Sarkic is yet to make a first-team appearance for Villa and has been playing his football wither with the Under-23 side or out on loan.
Sarkic has had loan spells at Wigan Athletic, non-league outfit Havant & Waterlooville, eighth tier side Stratford, and now Livingston in Scotland.
The Montenegro Under-21 international has spoken about the quality of the pitches in Scotland, and says that he will “never take anything for granted” from now on.
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“My first loan was at Wigan but I didn’t play a single game and then I went to Stratford in the eighth tier,” Sarkic told the Daily Record..
He added: “Now I’ll never take anything for granted.
“When people talk about poor pitches up here I just laugh because the conditions in Stratford’s division were much worse.”