Efe Ambrose went undercover at Ibrox on Sunday

By Hamish Carton

February 19, 2020

Former Celtic man Efe Ambrose was undercover at Ibrox on Sunday, as he closed in on his return to Scottish football.

The Nigerian defender, 31, sealed an 18-month switch to Livingston yesterday – just a year after leaving Neil Lennon’s Hibs.

Ambrose will get the chance to face his former gaffer, and his former club, next month. But it was the struggling Glasgow side who were on his mind at the weekend as he snuck in and out of Ibrox without being noticed.

Ambrose went behind enemy lines (Photo by Rachel Holborn – BRFC/Getty Images)

“I kept my hat on so no one could get a look at me,” he told the Scottish Sun.

“Nobody thought Efe Ambrose would be in Scotland, so no one noticed me.”

Livingston away is looking pretty tough for Celtic

On the face of it, the signing looks a terrific one for Gary Holt’s high-flyers.

Ambrose has experience of playing in the Champions League and for his country on many occasions, so the move looks like a real coup for the West Lothian side.

Ambrose playing in the Nou Camp (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Our trip to the Tony Macaroni Arena on March 4th is looking increasingly like one of the toughest games we face between now and the end of the season.

Some may baulk at that, given that we still have to visit the likes of Easter Road and Ibrox.

But Livi have won their last seven at home on the spin – keeping five clean sheets. They also inflicted just one of our two league defeats away back in October on a horror afternoon for the Celts.

The Tony Macaroni Arena is a tough place to visit (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

They play on plastic and seem to relish the big occasion. So it’s one that will hold more than a little bit of fear for some of our top stars.

But thankfully now we have a little bit of a cushion at the top. We can approach the game in the right manner, when it comes around, and hopefully put a few things right.

It’s just a shame that our old pal Efe may have to be on the receiving end of that.