Livingston were today set to make Bo’ness United midfielder Scott Pittman their second signing of the January transfer window.
Mark Burchill moved to sign Uganda-born striker Ibra Sekajja last month and Scotland Junior internationalist Pittman will become his second signing as boss following the lifting of their transfer embargo at the turn of the year.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder, who was born in Florida, has signed an 18-month deal with the Lions and trained with his new team-mates for the first time yesterday.
He could make his debut in tomorrow night’s crucial bottom-of-the-table clash against Alloa at the Energy Assets Arena.
He only joined the Super League champions in June from Broxburn Athletic after three years with the Albyn Park outfit, where he played under his dad Steve, a former United States internationalist.
Pittman, who scored six goals in his 20 appearances for Bo’ness, came through the youth system at Hamilton Accies and spent a brief spell on loan at Alloa, but was released by the New Douglas Park side in May 2011 following their relegation from the SPL.
He was left out of the Bo’ness side which beat Carnoustie Panmure at Newtown Park on Saturday as a precautionary measure, with a fee having already been agreed.
It’s not the first time Livingston have delved into the Junior market, with midfielder Michael McKenna making the step up from Musselburgh Athletic in July.