John Collins, left, brought John Hughes to Livingston as they shared the same ideals of how the game should be played
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"We'll miss the character," said John Collins, Livingston's director of football. Hughes is a bullish personality, loud and opinionated, and his departure for Hartlepool United is a setback for the West Lothian club because he and Collins understood each other implicitly. They were old friends, and when Collins was offered the opportunity to revise every aspect of Livingston, he immediately asked Hughes to take charge of the first team.
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