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Bruce Anderson will leave Livingston this summer but he has insisted that Livingston will not leave him.

The striker will be forever grateful for the chance the club gave him to revive his career after he had felt the cold shoulder of being deemed surplus to requirements at various clubs.

Before moving to Livvy at 22, Anderson had had spells with Elgin City, Dunfermline, Ayr United and Hamilton, pitstops that came via loan deals from Aberdeen.

“Nobody wanted me,” he said. “Then I spoke to the manager [David Martindale] and he said ‘I want you, you’re going to be my number nine.’

‘I’ve got a lot to be thankful for, a lot to thank the club for and I’ll be gutted when I leave.”

The 25-year-old was coy on his next move but confirmed that there won’t be another season in West Lothian.

“I’ve got offers there so I’m just waiting until the summer,” he said.

“My full focus is on Livingston, they took me in when no one else really wanted to give me a chance.

“I love it here and I think I owe it to give it my all in the next four games and when the summer comes I’ll decide then.”

The forward is keen to repay his manager for helping him escape the footballing wilderness by finishing the season on a high despite relegation looking all but confirmed.

A delicious lob to open the scoring in a vital 2-0 win over Ross County exemplified the best parts of his game – a nippy, instinctive finisher and a nuisance for opposition defences.

Anderson admitted though that it me be too little too little to save the Lions from the relegation trap door into the Championship:

“It’s getting really difficult, we know how hard it’s going to be. I think we need to win every game don’t we?

“It’s probably not going to happen but all we can do is take care of ourselves really and go and win every game and who knows.”