Livingston have signed former Sheffield Wednesday utility man Ayo Obileye from Scottish Championship club Queen of the South.

The Lions have signed Obileye on a two-year pre-contract deal, with the option for a third year in place. Capable of playing in defence or midfield, Obileye started his career with Sheffield Wednesday before playing in the lower leagues of English football, signing for Queen of the South last summer after a spell with Ebbsfleet United.

The former Sheffield Wednesday man has signed for Livingston.

The former Sheffield Wednesday man has signed for Livingston on a pre-contract. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

After a successful debut season in Scotland, Obileye has moved on to Livingston, manager David Martindale saying of the former Sheffield Wednesday man: “I am delighted that Ayo has chosen Livingston over a number of other Premiership clubs who were also chasing his signature. He has been a target for us for a large portion of the season.

“He’s aggressive in both boxes and can play as either a central defender or holding midfielder which I really like about him. He chips in with his fair share of goals – and not all coming from set plays. He has good feet, reads the game well and has a very good range of passing.

“He is a player I feel we can make better and has all the attributes to play for us now – very robust and physically up to the challenge having already played at a decent level in the UK throughout his career. I’m really, really happy to get this one over the line and would like to thank Ayo and his agent, Phil, for choosing Livingston as the next stage in Ayo’s career.”

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