Livingston manager David Martindale believes it’s good that English clubs see Scotland as a prosperous transfer market, following his signing of Liverpool talent Adam Lewis.
The versatile full-back has joined Livingston on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool. English Premier League clubs, alongside English Football League outfits, are moving more scouts into SPFL territory in the aftermath of Brexit, which makes it harder to sign young players abroad. It means more talents like Lewis are also heading to Scotland.
Martindale believes it can only be a good thing (Scottish Sun): “I have great contacts down south who I speak to regularly about players. That should hopefully stand us in good stead. It is a testament to Scottish football that English clubs see coming to Scotland as a good standard for players. Brexit is playing it’s part as well.
“English teams are changing their recruitment strategy. They’ll bring in some foreign players but they are looking at Scotland again which is great for us. For me, I think it is fantastic for the club that we can attract boys from Liverpool to come here.”
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