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Halkett signs new deal with Livingston

By June 20, 2018No Comments

Livingston are celebrating after club captain Craig Halkett turned downoffers from elsewhere to sign a new one-year contract ahead of their top-flight return.

The former Rangers trainee played a vital role as he led the club to promotion through the play-offs.

Livi caretaker boss David Martindale admitted the 23-year-old centre-back was being watched by a number of interested suitors.

But he was overjoyed to see Halkett turn down a move away from the Tony Macaroni Arena in favour of agreeing a 12-month contract extension.

Martindale told the Livingston website: “I’m absolutely delighted that Craig has chosen to continue his football career at Livingston FC. Craig has been a massive part of the club’s recent success and I’m thrilled he has chosen to lead us again this season.

“He’s a fantastic footballer and an exceptional professional which definitely makes my job easier. Everyone at the club is delighted we have secured him for another season.

“He has had a phenomenal amount of interest in his services, and I think it speaks volumes for Craig as a individual that he felt it right to lead Livingston in the Premiership when he had far more lucrative offers elsewhere.

“Craig has been excellent since he moved from Rangers and I’m really looking forward – as I’m sure all our fans are – in taking this group of players with Craig as their skipper into the Ladbrokes Premiership.”