Experienced midfielder Mark Fotheringham becomes new Livingston manager David Hopkin’s first signing

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_Sport

New Livingston manager David Hopkin has made his first signing after recruiting experienced midfielder Mark Fotheringham.

The 32-year-old, who left Fulham last January and was recently on trial at St Mirren, has rejoined the Lions having made 11 appearances for the club during the 2011/12 campaign.

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Fotheringham played for the Lions during 2011/12 campaign

As Fotheringham arrives, Portuguese midfielder Hugo Faria has departed the West Lothian side after his five month spell expired.

Hopkin said: “The club has been chasing Mark since the summer, and we’re delighted he’s come in to help push us up the Championship table.

“Fozzy brings a wealth of experience and is just as pleased to return to Livingston as we are.

“We’ve only got a small squad of players, it’s only about 14, 15 – so I need to get in players that are ready to hit the ground running.”

Hopkin is still hopeful of re-signing Dundee United goalkeeper Marc McCallum on loan after his short-term deal expired at the end of last month.

Hopkin added: “The club are still trying to get that done, Marc has been a big miss.”

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