At a disciplinary hearing held today (Monday, 24 October) a sub-committee of the SPFL Board charged Livingston Football Club for playing Alan Lithgow in an IRN-BRU Cup match whilst he was ineligible as he was under a Scottish FA suspension at the time.
The defender started the game and played the full 90 minutes in Livingston’s 2-1 win away to Crusaders in the IRN-BRU Cup fourth round on Friday, 7 October of this year.
Livingston pled guilty to breach of the Regulations of the SPFL Challenge Cup Competition.
As a result, the club were censured, ordered to replay the game against Crusaders Football Club and fined £4,000.
The replay has been arranged for Tuesday, 1 November with a 7.45 kick-off.
SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster said: “In the interests of sporting integrity and fairness to both sides, the game will be replayed.”