Efe Ambrose says he doesn’t ‘regret’ making the switch to Derby County following his return to SPFL football with Livingston.
The Nigerian international has signed for the Lions on a deal until 2021. It follows on from a spell south of the border with the Rams, a club he left last summer.
Whilst he didn’t make an appearance at Pride Park, Ambrose says he still learned valuable lessons whilst with the EFL side. He’s opened up on some of the pointers he’s taken from his Derby stint.
He told the Daily Record: “Do I regret the move to Derby? No, you cannot regret things in football or life. The most important thing was what I learned from Derby. I met the guys there, played with some great players and worked with Frank Lampard and the coaching staff.
“They really helped me and developed me. I didn’t have the chance to play but I did not regret it. It was an experience for me. I played a few games with the under-23s and although I didn’t make my debut, I took a lot from my time there: the training, the intensity and quality of the players and seeing the work of a great coach.”
Ambrose will look to put his Derby spell behind him in West Lothian. Having not played competitively since 2018 when he was at Hibs, he’ll be eager for some minutes in Gary Holt’s side.
The defender could make his debut in familiar territory this weekend. Livingston will face Hibs ina big top six battle and Ambrose will be in the squad to face off against Jack Ross’ in-form side.
Just five points separate places between third and sixth in the Premiership. With Livi in fifth and Hibs in sixth, both teams will look to take a big opportunity to solidify their top six status and push further towards European contention.
Whether Ambrose gets the chance to impact this tussle remains to be seen.