Livingston manager David Martindale says he is 'delighted' with the club's new recruit Ayo Obileye.

The Lions confirmed on their website today that they have captured Obileye from Queen of the South as part of a pre-contract deal.

The 26-year old- who can play in midfield and defence - will join the team at the end of the season when his current deal expires.

Glasgow Times:

The Livi gaffer explained how his team had fought off opposition from several Premiership clubs to secure the player's signature.

He said: "He has been a target for us for a portion of the season.

"He chips in with his fair share of goals- and not all coming from set plays.

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"He has good feet, reads the game well and has a good range of passing."

Obileye joined Queens in September following four seasons in the National League with Eastleigh, Dover and Ebbsfleet.

He had previously been on the books of Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton and had two loan spells with Dagenham & Redbridge

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Meanwhile, reports have suggested the Lions are also interested in Port Wale winger Cristian Montano.

According to The Sun, Livingston are in pole position to sign the out of contract Columbian.

The 29-year old – who can play left-back and left wing-back – was born in Cali but came through the West Ham academy after moving to London at the age of ten.