The West Lothian Question
Updated Tuesday, 29th April 2008
Just how much money will be poured into Livingston as Pearse Flynn looks to get a return on his investment?
After a disappointing season in the First Division, it is understood that Livingston chairman Pearse Flynn and new co-owner Anthony McMullen will be asking manager Mark Proctor for his review of the season before they make any decision on his future. The last game of the season saw Livingston lose 5-2 which will not be the highlight of Proctor's review. There are reports that former Bohemians and Carlisle United boss Roddy Collins is on his way to West Lothian to take up the role of director of football and that Jackie McNamara would be named as manager with a significant player budget made available. MacNamara would work closely alongside Collins but still play. However, Proctor said: "I had great support from the fans on Saturday. It has been a difficult season but I would like to be here next year and I haven't been told otherwise. The team is looking to the future now and I would like to build on the foundations."
As he remains in the hot seat for now, Proctor is already making plans for next season and has told four current first-team players that they will not be offered new deals. Goalkeeper Colin Stewart, defenders Mark Tinkler and Craig James, plus striker Steven Craig were the unlucky four along with teenage keeper Marc Lunn also being told he can find a new club. Proctor said: "It's never easy telling players that they'll be moving on but I'd like to thank them for their professionalism."
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