GREENOCK footballer Adam Frizzell says gaining promotion with Livingston was one of the highlights of his career.

After starting the season playing regularly for parent club Kilmarnock, the midfielder saw his game time limited when Steve Clarke came in as the new manager.

And after Livi boss David Hopkin enquired about bringing the youngster on loan, the winger had no hesitation in making the move, and he admitted it’s an experience he’ll never forget.

Frizzell told the Tele: “It started very well, I was playing a lot, we weren’t maybe getting the results we wanted but from a personal point of view I was getting game time, which is what I need.

“Obviously Steve Clarke came in and it’s been magnificent since then really, he’s come in and I think that’s shown on the park.

“Personally I want to play at Kilmarnock. I’ve maybe not played as much as I would have liked but going out on Livingston on loan was a great experience for me.

“Being a part of that team to go and create history was a good thing for me.

“David Hopkin spoke to the gaffer about me moving on loan to Livingston, and I looked at that as an opportunity to play more than I had been, and personally it was an opportunity I felt I had to take. 

“It’s probably one of the best experiences of my career so far.

“Everybody wrote us off and even going into the last game nobody really expected us to do it, and it was brilliant to be a part of.”

Frizzell relished being in a team that was constantly written off by fans and pundits alike across the country, as the Lions continued to defy the odds to reach Scottish football’s top tier.

After finishing second in the league, the West Lothian side edged past Dundee United in the play-off semi-finals, before beating Partick Thistle over two legs.

They became the first Championship side to gain promotion from the play-offs since Hamilton beat Hibernian in 2014.

And the 20-year-old said it was a great team to be a part of.

He added: “I knew I wouldn’t probably go in and play every game as the boys there were obviously flying, and it was a must-win situation for them.

“I can’t talk about everybody highly enough at that club. 

“The boys and the staff, it was a really tight-knit group, it was a family club and I really did enjoy my time there.

“We played teams that maybe had better players than us but we were so close and we fought for each other and it showed with the results.

“It was good to go and get a change of scenery, meet new players and it was hard to put into words really what getting promotion was like.”