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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 June, 2003, 17:54 GMT 18:54 UK
Livi gamble on Whitmore
Theodore Whitmore (right) in action for Jamaica
Theodore Whitmore has been a regular for his country
Livingston are ready to resurrect the career of Theodore Whitmore after the Jamaica international's acquittal on a manslaughter charge.

The Scottish Premier League outfit have applied for a work permit for the former Hull City midfielder.

Livi also expect to complete the signing by the end of the week of defender Jamie McAllister, who is leaving Aberdeen.

And they remain hopeful of capturing Deportivo la Coruna striker Carlos Garcia.

Livi chairman Dominic Keane is hopeful that a work permit will be forthcoming for Whitmore, who left Hull last summer after three years in Humberside.

Jamie is happy and we are happy
Livi chairman Dominic Keane
Whitmore was acquitted earlier this year after a two-day trial on manslaughter and reckless driving charges in his homeland.

The 30-year-old's team-mate, Steve Malcolm, was killed in a car accident in January 2001 in which Whitmore was himself injured.

Meanwhile, left-back McAllister is expected to put pen to paper on a one-year deal on Friday.

Livi will have the option of keeping him for a further year if he impresses with the West Lothian club.

McAllister, who spent four years at Pittodrie, would become the club's first signing of the summer.

He will meet up with his new team-mates when they report back for pre-season training next week to be put through their paces for the first time by new head coach Maximo Marcio.

Chairman Dominic Keane said: "The players report for pre-season training next week and, if everything goes according to plan, he will be joining them.

"Everything seems to be going okay and Jamie is happy and we are happy."

Jamie McAllister
Jamie McAllister has been allowed to leave Aberdeen
Keane revealed that a couple more players have also caught the eye of the club's new-look management team.

He insisted that he is still in negotiations with Garcia, despite reports that he preferred to remain in Spain.

Keane believes that the Venezuelan 25-year-old wants to play the final game remaining for Deportivo's reserves before taking negotiations with Livi to the next stage.

The Livi chairman is hopeful of some progress being made in the next 10 days, even though Garcia told The Sun newspaper: "I'm very flattered that Livingston have shown an interest in signing me, but I'm not interested in playing in Scotland."

Livingston have already failed in their bid to bring Alex Burns back to Almondvale, the striker moving from Partick Thistle to another former club, Motherwell.




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