Livingston want to sign striker Anthony Stokes

Former Celtic and Hibs forward Stokes is on Livingston's radar.

Livingston want to sign Anthony Stokes following a busy day of transfer activity.

Days after selling Lyndon Dykes to QPR for a record fee, Livi have released forward Dolly Menga and defender Cece Pepe and signed two new players.

Frontman Lars Lokotsch, 24, has arrived from the German fourth tier while 22-year-old defender Julien Serrano has joined on a season-long loan from Monaco, having made seven appearances for Cercle Brugge in the Belgian top flight last season.

Manager Gary Holt is not finished with his recruitment drive though and will step up attempts to bring former Celtic and Hibernian striker Stokes back to the Premiership.

“He’s another one that’s on the radar,” Holt said. “I like what he brings, I like his qualities.

“Being honest, he’s probably someone we might not have got in the past. But there’s an opportunity and we will have a look at it.

“Hopefully we will have a chat with him and we’ll take it from there. But it’s not done and dusted.

“We have been liaising back and forward with his representatives and dealing with that side of things first and foremost.”

The 32-year-old has had a troubled time on and off the park of late with spells in Greece, Turkey and Iran coming after his third spell at Hibs ended in January 2018.

But the Irishman comes with more than 130 goals in Scottish football to his name.

“The boy’s got qualities that will enhance us and that’s what we want,” Holt said. “I think everybody knows how we work, how everyone buys into it and puts an honest shift in.

“I know what he can bring and I think he can enhance us if it comes to fruition but there is nothing signed and sealed.”

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