Proctor uses his Middlesbrough contacts to land Kennedy on loan deal
LIVINGSTON last night pulled off a major signing coup on the eve of today’s First Division curtain-raiser against Dundee when they sealed a six-month loan deal for Middlesbrough midfielder Jason Kennedy.
The 21-year-old made his debut for the Premiership side against Fulham in 2005 and has seven appearances for the Riverside club. He also has the experience of three UEFA Cup outings in the club’s charge to the final last year.
Mark Proctor, the club’s manager, who has also completed the capture of former Hibs left-back Craig James, believes Kennedy will prove an important signing after coaching him at his former club.
He said: “Jason Kennedy is technically very good. He was part of the Middlesbrough team that won the FA Youth Cup in 2004 and he will be a really valuable addition to our squad.
“Craig James has signed a one-year deal and we think we have identified a striker that can come in and score us goals. Negotiations are on-going with that one.”
Meanwhile, defender Dave Mackay has agreed a two-year contract extension that ties him to Almondvale until 2010.