Fit-again Donaldson eager to earn new Livi deal

Brad Donaldson
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Livingston defender Brad Donaldson is targeting a new deal with the Championship’s bottom club despite injury and illness ravaging his season.

The former Hibs youngster has suffered a torrid time since signing a one-year deal last summer at the Energy Assets Arena, but was listed as a substitute in the weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Falkirk.

Donaldson played in some of the club’s pre-season matches, but he contracted septicaemia and then required surgery on an ankle injury in September. However, the 20-year-old is now back in the fray and was delighted just to be involved the match-day squad on Saturday against Falkirk, even if he didn’t make it off the bench as the Lions lost 2-0.

“It was great to be involved on a Saturday again,” said Donaldson. “There’s nothing worse than having to sit and watch the boys at the weekend. It’s even more frustrating with the position we are in and there’s nothing you can do.

“My main objective is obviously to help keep the club up, but I want to try and get a new deal here as well. I want to keep myself here for next year, but we’ll need to see what happens with the club first.”

Donaldson added: “The septicaemia was a real knock back, but, just as I was coming back from that, my ankle flared up. But the operation on my ankle was a success and I’ve had no niggles since.

“There’s no time like the present now to start picking up the points. The Alloa result at the weekend was a big blow but we need to concentrate on what we do first and foremost.”