Livingston have rightfully earned themselves praise this season, currently sat in the top six.  The defence have been nothing short of excellent so far. Praise has been flying in from all over the place, with Craig Halkett being linked with boyhood heroes Rangers in particular.

Only both the Old Firm have conceded less league goals than Livingston this season. The Lions have conceded just 19 goals in 21 games. With their main man and club captain Craig Halkett out of contract at the end of the season, the 23-year-old won’t be short of potential suitors.

20th October 2018, Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Livingston versus Dundee; Craig Halkett of Livingston scores for 2-0 in the 43rd minute (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Scottish Sun reported back in October that the Light Blues were one of a trio of clubs in for their former centre back. The defender was deemed not good enough by then Rangers boss Mark Warburton. 

Their stellar home form is also key to their current position. Wins over Hibs, Rangers and Hearts, along with a draw against Celtic, show how tough a nut Livi are to crack at home. Only St Johnstone and Aberdeen have left West Lothian with all three points this season. 

11th November 2018, Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Livingston versus Celtic; Craig Halkett of Livingston tackles Scott Sinclair of Celtic (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

According to the Herald, Steven Gerrard was quick to praise the Livingston defensive unit after his side lost 1-0 to Dolly Menga’s strike. 

The Liverpool legend claimed afterwards that his team could have played all day and still not scored.

LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Dolly Menga of Livingston celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at  on September 30, 2018 in Livingston, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A solid, no nonsense centre half would be at the top of a lot of club’s wish-lists. Halkett has proved this campaign that he’d be an excellent addition to just about anyone.

With clubs seemingly circling the Livingston captain like vultures, they’d do well to make him stay. Preventing him from signing a pre-contract elsewhere must be deemed a priority. On a free transfer, he’d certainly be considered a bargain for potential future clubs.

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