COUNTY football sensation Matthew Knox is staying with Livingston, after the club turned down deadline day bids for the teenager.

The West Lothian side turned down a bid from Nottingham Forest in the last week, while there was also interest from Premier League giants Manchester United, as well as Championship club Queens Park Rangers.

The 16-year-old midfielder spent a week at the Aon training complex last month as United coaches cast their eye over him.

He caught the eye with a training goal past World Cup winning goalkeeper Victor Valdes, and has previously been on trial with a number of top clubs.

Knox has enjoyed trials with Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham, where he scored in a training match against Spurs' North London rivals Arsenal.

After his week with Manchester United, he returned to Livingston, where he has been part of the matchday squad since making his debut as a substitute against St Mirren on Boxing Day.

That appearance saw the former Preston Lodge High School pupil become the club's youngest ever player, aged 16 years and four days.

His dad, also Matthew, confirmed there had been interest from United on deadline day.

He said: "Man United came back in for him yesterday (Monday) and there was interest from QPR but Livi are holding on to him.

"It's a good felling knowing that these clubs want him."

The 16-year-old will be in action in a friendly for the West Lothian club less than 24 hours after the transfer window slammed shut.

He is among a Livingston XI that will play Bo'ness in a friendly on Tuesday evening.