Livingston manager David Martindale says Rangers talent Ben Williamson has a ‘great future’ in football after signing on a season-long loan from Ibrox.

The midfielder spent last term on loan at cinch Championship club Arbroath and has earned a new deal at Rangers from it. He leaves Ibrox this season for another Premiership club, Martindale hoping to provide him with top-tier opportunities in West Lothian. The Livingston manager says Williamson is a player he knows well.

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Williamson has left Ibrox to join Martindale at Livingston. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Martindale explained: “I’m delighted that both Ben himself and Rangers FC have chosen Livingston as the club best placed to help Ben in his progression. I watched Ben action a number of times last season whilst watching Jack Hamilton and Carlo Pignatiello at Arbroath and was always impressed.

“I really believe he has a great future in the game and I’m happy to get him on board here. Ben hasn’t long made his Scotland U21 debut which tells you the quality the lad possesses. I must say a big thank you to Rangers Football Club, Ben and his agent Pete Cormack for working with us to make the deal happen.”

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