CONOR LANGTON believes his recent good form is down to being given more freedom by manager Iain Diack to express himself.

The Sauchie star has hit a purple patch in recent months, notching seven assists in his last five games to help the Reds secure sixth place in the East of Scotland Conference B.

The former Falkirk youngster has formed a fruitful partnership with Diack and Ross Crawford and believes the two target men have proven to be the perfect foil for his style of play.

Langton told Advertiser Sport: "I've gotten fitter and the gaffer is letting me play wherever I want.

"With the three of us up-front, it's really fluid and we are constantly switching position and trying to play football in the right way.

"That suits me and I go to the right and left and just go wherever the ball goes. When you get on the ball more, you've got more chance of being involved.

"It's good to play with the gaffer as he's winning all the headers and the ball is just coming to me.

"With him and Ross, there's two big hitmen and I can play off them and I am getting the ball a lot more.

"I've put enough chances in for them and putting them on a plate at times, so it's about time they returned the favour."

Langton created another two in Sauchie's win over Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale on Saturday as the Reds ended their league season on a high.

It avenged Diack's charges' 2-0 defeat to the Edinburgh outfit back in October and – despite the game being meaningless in terms of affecting the league table – Langton revelled in the chance to dish out revenge.

"We were all motivated going into the game and there's never any doubt about that," the 20-year-old said.

"They beat us at the start of the season and have been one of the only teams who outplayed us all season.

"We were right up to beat them and get a bit of revenge. It makes the table look a bit better.

"We started well and fair play to the gaffer. It was a terrible cross, but he slotted it home.

"We were unlucky to go into the second half only 1-0 up, but they had a number of chances, too."

He added: "The first half was pretty scrappy and they were having a good go. Stevie Dolan was great at the back for us.

"We were at it straightaway in the second half and big Ross scored. Then I set wee Craigy (Craig Donaldson) up.

"We weren't giving anything in the second half but they got a bit of a lucky goal. We kinda kicked ourselves up the backside and got back to it.

"We've been doing well for the last few games and everything is just clicking together."

While the Reds face a nervy wait to find out if sixth place will be enough to secure a spot in the East of Scotland Superleague next year, they return to King Cup action on Saturday.

And Langton admitted he didn't know much about opponents Newtongrange Star, but believes that will help him play his natural game.

He said: "I actually don't have a clue about anyone we play and I've been used to playing with Falkirk. So I just go in with the same attitude and play every game in the same way.

"It means you don't get sloppy and you just go out and play as good as you can."