David Martindale believes that even the minor wonder of taking Livingston to a nationwide cup last will have no bearing on the Scottish Football Association’s decision on whether he is a fit and proper person to hold a position in football.

Livingston will become the first team besides Celtic to raise a significant Scottish prize in almost 5 years if they win the Betfred Cup versus St Johnstone on February 28. Scott Robinson’s early objective saw off St Mirren in the other day’s tight semi-final at Hampden but Martindale now deals with tomorrow’s hearing of an SFA panel on his character.

In 2006 he was jailed for 6 1/2 years after admitting to drug dealing and organised crime offenses. Ever since he has rebuilt his life and carved