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Livingston sign goalkeeper Ross Stewart

By July 11, 2018No Comments

Livingston have signed goalkeeper Ross Stewart from fellow Ladbrokes Premiership new boys St Mirren, the Lions have announced.

Stewart has signed a two-year deal and will act as understudy to new number one Liam Kelly.

But Livi goalkeeping coach Tony Caig insists he expects the 23-year-old former Albion Rovers stopper to challenge for a starting spot.

He told the club’s website: “I’m delighted that we were able to attract someone of Ross’ calibre to Livingston. He had numerous opportunities to go on loan from St Mirren, but chose a transfer to Livingston instead.

“We now have two of the best young keepers in Scotland and I think they will compliment one another well. Both will put demands on the other and that can only improve them individually.

“It’s easy to go down the road with a more experienced keeper as a number two who maybe doesn’t have the hunger or desire of his younger counterpart and would accept a place on the bench every week.

“On a personal note it will be fantastic working with two young, bright and talented lads who are eager to develop and get better.

“They both fit into the ethos at the club in which we try to attract lads who have plenty league experience but are a good age and the skill set to progress to bigger and better things.”