Livingston have announced the signing of former Celtic centre-half Efe Ambrose on a deal until the summer of 2021.

The ex-Celtic defender has been a free agent since leaving Derby County in the summer. He didn’t make a single senior appearance for the Rams during a six-month stint at Pride Park.

Now the Nigerian defender has made a return to Scotland with Livingston. He’ll go straight into Gary Holt’s plans for a big fixture this weekend, a match with one of Ambrose’s former clubs, Hibs.

Ambrose turned out for the likes of Kaduna United, Bayelsa United and Ashdod before joining Celtic in 2012. In a five-year stint, the defender made over 100 appearances, claiming four Scottish Premiership trophies, a League Cup and a Scottish Cup.

A move to Hibs followed from this, where he helped the Easter Road side get out of the Championship before starring in the top flight. He left Leith in January 2019 before joining Derby.

He could face his former employers this weekend. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Livi are currently fifth in the Scottish Premiership, just four points off third place Aberdeen and a Europa League spot.

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