Livi boss: Keaghan Jacobs is not leaving

Keaghan Jacobs. Picture: Neil Hanna
Keaghan Jacobs. Picture: Neil Hanna
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Livingston boss Mark Burchill has denied that midfielder Keaghan Jacobs is set to leave the club when the transfer window opens tomorrow.

Recent speculation has earmarked the 25-year-old with a move away from the Energy Assets Arena with a host of Scottish Premiership clubs said to be vying for his signature.

However, Burchill was not receptive to any suggestions that one of the club’s most prized assets is heading for the exit door.

“It’s the first I’ve heard of it,” Burchill said when asked why Jacobs was omitted from the starting XI in the 1-0 defeat by Hearts last Saturday.

“He had an injury so didn’t play against Hearts. He’s been playing for the last two or three weeks with a bone bruised in his foot. He went for a scan last midweek and just wasn’t right for last weekend to play, but we’ll see how he is for this Saturday (at Queen of South).

“You’re always going to miss him. Jason Talbot’s out as well – two very good players – but if I’m being honest the guys that have filled in have done very well.

“Gary Glen is playing out his skin and the last two games have probably been the best he’s played for Livingston. We’ve got a small squad so if Keaghan Jacobs is not involved then it gives someone else that chance to step up. Myles Hippolyte is another one who will be a very big player for us in second half of the season.”