LIVINGSTON new boy Danny Lloyd sold BINS before he made it as a pro.
But there won’t be any trash-talk from him when it comes to the Lions and Scottish.
SNSDanny Lloyd didn’t turn pro until he turned 25[/caption]
The 31-year-old joined the West Lothian side at the end of August on a short-term deal.
And after years of lower leaguein he can’t wait to get going here.
Lloyd, who will aim to stop champions Celtic tomorrow, said: “I was a regional accountmanager in the north-west and I loved it.
“It was a greatand was a good company to for.
“I was sent on my way with blessings to play full-time, and I keep in touch with a lot of my old colleagues.
“I look back on that time with good memories.
“I actually spent two weeks inon a big drive for sales, so I had a little experience of .
“Chatting with my agent, we always thought that my sort of profile would be suited to the Scottish game.
“I’m robust and very fit. It’s a unique league with the gulf between top and bottom.
“And you’re going to be presented with completely different challenges within theof a week.
“This week we’ve gotat , then away in front of 50,000, which will be an incredible occasion.
“I’m lucky to have the opportunity, but you have to remove that emotion and put your professional head on.
“I’m massively thankful but I’ve fought tooth and nail for this.
“I’m 31 with a chance to now play in a top league in.
“I think I’ve done OK and I’m happy with the way it’s gone. I graft every single day and I’m thankful to be a professional.”
Lloyd was without a club thishaving left Rochdale at the end of last season.
The attacker happened to be on a coaching course with Livi new boy Kurtis Guthrie.
And he offered to put a word into David Martindale, who offered him a few days trial and then a deal.
Lloyd added: “I had a couple of offers that were in the right location and financially viable for myin order for me to be full-time.
“Kurtis said he’d speak to the gaffer and I thought nothing of it. But two hours later he was on the phone asking if I wanted to come in theday!
“I did a few daysand Cristian Montano picked up an which helped my cause.”
Lloyd has a busload ofmembers coming up for today’s clash against the Hoops.
And he admits that no one will be more proud than grandad George if he faces Brendan Rodgers’.
He said: “He’s a diamond of a man. A proper, honestman. What he did for me and my career — you would never be able to put a value on it.
“He took me everywhere all over the country when I was a kid. In my younger life, his life was just total dedication. For me to end up where I am, he’s absolutely over.
“There’s about 14 people coming on Saturday!
“I’m very well supported on my side and my fiancee’s side.
“Her auntie’s partner is afan so they are buzzing to see someone from their family potentially play against their team.
“I want my family to enjoy it because that’s what it’s all about.
“But it will be time to go towhen I get on the pitch.
“I don’t know what the gaffer’s plans are, but hopefully I get on the pitch in some capacity.
“It will be great for them to see that, and for me too.
“We’re going into it with a game plan to— it’s a game of football.
“The goalposts haven’t moved and the objective hasn’t changed.
“They are an incredible side with an amazing manager. But we’ve got to put our stamp on the game. Fingers crossed everything falls into place for us.”
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