Livingston’s manager, Davie Martindale, is adamant. In-form striker Joel Nouble will not be sold in the current transfer window.
The 26-year-old Englishman has made an eye-catching start to the current campaign, netting goals against Rangers and Hibernian in the opening weeks of the cinch Premiership season.
Martindale believes Nouble, who thrived on loan at Arbroath in the first half of last season, can become a £1million striker if given more time to lead the United attack. Leos.
“I can guarantee you that Joel Nouble will always be there at the end of the window,” the Livingston boss said. “I’ve had a few bits of interest, but nothing significant that’s going to change my mind about this window to be honest.
“I think I would do what is good for the player and the club, but I honestly think Joel needs a good year at this football club. If I can put it in double digits, that probably adds a million extra pounds to its value – that’s the goal.
“Joel has scored a few goals and he’s been brilliant in the last three games, but if we can keep that level of consistency we can get him to 12-15 goals per season. If we do that then we have a better striker of the Scottish Premiership. It benefits everyone, Joel Nouble and Livingston Football Club.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Max Stryjek is close to sealing a Livingston departure.
The Pole was the Lions’ number one in the previous two seasons, but Martindale has put contingency plans in place for the much-loved 26-year-old’s likely departure by signing Russian Ivan Konovalov and former Colchester stopper Shamal George in the bottom two. the Windows.
“Max has been in England for a few days and something will probably be announced today,” he said during his press conference on Thursday morning.
“Shamal came in and did more than enough to keep that number one shirt, he’s been magnificent for us. I’m chasing another goalkeeper right now to keep three in the building under cover and to keep pushing himself each other.
Martindale is still looking for a striker, adding: “We are still looking for that attacking player that I have been looking for for a few weeks.
“I have a few options, so I’ll leave that as late as possible before I make up my mind, as I think there will potentially be a few interesting options becoming available from Premier League and Southern Championship clubs.
“I will try to leave a space open for as long as possible to get the right person in.”