Livingston FC is delighted to announce the signing of 29-year-old forward Kurtis Guthrie.
The Peterborough born attacker will wear the number 28 shirt and has joined on an initial 2-year-deal with the club having the option of a third year.
Kurtis was most recently playing with I-League side RoundGlass Punjab where he found the net 13 times in 18 appearances since joining last September before moving back to the UK over the Summer.
The frontman started his career on the island of Jersey, playing for St Clement and Trinity before moving to England to join Accrington Stanley in 2011. Kurtis actually represented Jersey at the Island Games back in 2011, winning a Bronze medal, before representing (and scoring for) England C against Ukraine in 2016.
A loan spell at Southport was followed up with moves to Bath City & Welling United where he won the Conference South title at first attempt. Forest Green Rovers would sign Guthrie from Welling and there was almost further success there as Guthrie and Forest Green missed out on promotion to the football league, losing 3-1 to Grimbsy in the National League play-offs.
His form at Forest Green over two seasons seen Colchester United buy him for an undisclosed fee, taking him into the football league where he would go on to have further spells at Stevenage, Bradford City & Port Vale. Those seasons with Bradford and Port Vale seen him play alongside new team mates Jackson Longridge and Cristian Montaño.
That move to India would follow, with Kurtis now joining the Lions here in West Lothian.
Manager David Martindale said: “Kurtis has been in training for the last week and I liked what I seen in all honesty. He is a player who has played over 250 games of football at a decent level – well over 20,000 minutes of senior football.
“He can play anywhere across the front 3 and is happy doing so. Very athletic, good in the air and works hard for the team and for me, working hard for the team is a basic necessity to play for both myself and for Livingston Football Club. He certainly has that application to his game.
“Kurtis has already been in training with the first-team for over a week now and that’s given both me and Kurtis the chance to see if we were a good fit for one another and based on what we’ve both seen in that week, we’re both happy that we’ll work well for each other.
“I’m looking forward to seeing Kurtis in a Livingston shirt and think his addition certainly makes the squad better and stronger.”
The club is awaiting the relevant for clearance on the paperwork for Kurtis but remain confident that everything will be processed in time for Wednesday’s Premier Sports Cup clash with Dundee United.
Welcome to the Lions, Kurtis!