New Livingston signing Panayiotou delighted to return to Scotland

The forward says he's looking forward to working under "stern" David Martindale.

New Livingston signing Panayiotou delighted to return to Scotland SNS Group

Livingston’s latest recruit Harry Panyiotou says he thinks he’s in the best place to show his ability after returning to Scotland.

Saint Kitts and Nevis international Panayiotou has joined the Premiership side on a two-year deal after leaving Aldershot. The 26-year-old bagged 12 goals last season and said he had a decision to make about his future but is confident he has made the right decision.

“I had a good season last year and had a few teams interested in me in the league, so I was weighing up my options,” he said.

“And then Livingston came in for me two days ago and I believe it’s the best place for me to showcase my talent.”

A loan spell at Raith Rovers five years ago gave Panayiotou a taste of Scottish football and he said the experience had made him hungry for more.

“I loved it,” he said. “I was a young boy, 21 at the time, on loan from Leicester, and I got on with the fans so well. I know what Scottish football is all about and how passionate the fans are. So I’m excited.

“I played against Livingston so I’m familiar with the place and I am looking forward to coming here and scoring goals.

“Everyone has been welcoming. The gaffer is a stern manager but I like that, he has told me what he wants from me and I am ready to do that.”