Date: 6th February 2015 at 2:10pm
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Head coach Robbie Neilson has said he was delighted to add Kenny Anderson to our ranks in the transfer window, as he’s a player he’d been tracking for the last year or so.

Speaking to the Official Site in more detail following the 22 year old midfielder putting pen to paper on an 18 month contract the other day, Neilson said he was hoping he would bring a freshness to our attacking potential and he was looking forward to seeing how he settles in when we face Livingston this weekend.

‘He’s a player we had looked at in the summer. We’ve signed him on an 18 month deal because I think he’s got real potential. He’ll come and give us a different dimension and I think he’ll progress well.’

The gaffer goes on to say that Anderson is more of a ‘box to box’ player and he likes getting ahead of the strikers and that’s exactly what we are looking for, as he wants more of a goalscoring and creation threat from the middle of the park, so we have additional outlets during games.

‘We’ve got players in there that are defensively very good, so we decided that we needed someone that gives us that extra option.’

As for the Livingston encounter, Neilson knows we go into it with good confidence following the four one victory over Alloa Athletic in our last game, but he is expecting a tough and trick match this time out again.

‘All away games this season are difficult, no matter where you go. I expect it to be exactly the same on Saturday.’

Anderson does come into the gaffer’s thinking as that ‘attacking extra’ because he says he expects Livingston to come into the game focusing on their defensive qualities as they are a tough side to break down and get through, and with their playing squad that have a lot of Premiership and Championship savvy.

‘We have to make sure we’re at our best if we’re going to get the three points.’

Just remains to be seen if the new signing gets a part or full debut.

 

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