Proc­tor uses his Mid­dles­brough con­tacts to land Kennedy on loan deal

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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.

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