Livingston manager David Martindale is still after a few new signings after capturing Leicester City academy graduate Tom Parkes.

Parkes started his career at Leicester City and has since gone to establish himself in the EFL, last with Exeter City. The centre-back is Livingston’s latest signing after Ayo Obileye, Bruce Anderson, Cristian Montano and James Penrice. Parkes signs a one-year deal with the option to make it three years with the Scottish Premiership side.

The Leicester City academy graduate has signed for Livingston.

The Leicester City academy graduate has signed for Livingston. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Martindale said: “I think Tom is an excellent signing having played close to 400 professional games, with the majority of those coming in League 2 in England. A real no-nonsense defender who is a leader on the park, aggressive in both boxes and has a very good left foot.

“Tom will bring a wealth of experience to our squad and I believe there is still more to come from him having watched him closely and spoken to the player himself at length. He comes to us at a great age and I’m really looking forward to seeing what Tom brings to the group on a match day.


“He has shown a real hunger to try the football up in Scotland and was very easy to work with due to his appetite to try something new.  Tom will wear the number 4 shirt for the forthcoming season and has signed a 1-year contract with incentives that could see him play his football at Livingston for the next three seasons if all goes well.

“Tom was part of the Bristol Rovers team that, alongside Cristian Montaño, secured promotion to League 1 during the 2015-16 season. I’m really happy with how our recruitment has gone to date but I am still looking to bring another 3 or 4 players in at the earliest opportunity to help integrate them into the group for the new season.”

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