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Livingston transfer ban reversed

Emmanuel Dorado
Dorado's dispute was at the heart of Livingston's transfer ban

Livingston expect to announce their first signings in over a year on Friday, after the Scottish Football League lifted their transfer ban.

The SFL imposed the ban in May 2007 over a contractual dispute between the club and former player Emmanual Dorado.

However, the new Italian owners of the club have settled the issue, leaving them free to sign players again.

Dorado was axed in 2006 after refusing a pay cut following the club's relegation to the First Division.

Along with the transfer embargo, the SFL fined Livingston 5000.

But, new chairman Angelo Massone revealed on 16 June that he had sent Frenchman Dorado payment for the remainder fo his contract, as directed by the SFL.

Massone headed the consortium that took control of the club at the beginning of June after buying Pearse Flynn's majority share.


As well as clearing up the Dorado dispute, the Italian has also brought in a new management team of Roberto Landi and David Hay, to replace former boss Mark Proctor.

Now Landis, is free to set about building his side for the forthcoming season.

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