Livingston FC can announce that striker Jack Hamilton has today joined Scottish League One side East Fife on loan for the 2020/21 season.
The Bayview side were only two points from the promotion play-off places last season before the campaign was cut short so they’ll be hoping to go one step further this time round and will look to Jack to be the man who provides the fire power required to get them there.
He’ll hook up with former Lions Danny Denholm and Liam Watt who are both currently at East Fife too.
With recent additions Lars Lokotsch and Anthony Stokes joining Jack, Scott Tiffoney, Matej Poplatnik and Salim Kouider-Aïssa in the striker options, the management team were keen to ensure Jack was able to get out and play regular football this season in order to continue his development, with one eye on his return for the 2021/22 campaign.
Despite playing in the Championship with Queen of the South last season, only 13 of his 27 appearances were starts so the opportunity to join East Fife allows for the chance to feature more regularly from the start. It also means Jack will continue to train with Livingston full-time too, a key factor in the decision to allow him to join East Fife, meaning that he’ll still be involved with our own squad and means the coaching staff can monitor his development this way too.
There were loan offers from Championship sides too but the set-up with East Fife was seen as the best for all parties and Jack will go to Bayview to fight his way into the starting team and hope to help fire The Fifers into the Championship.
Jack will take plenty of experience with him having enjoyed loan spells at Penicuik, Berwick Rangers, Alloa Athletic and QOTS as well racking up 21 appearances for the Lions too – most recently leading the line against Rangers live on Sky Sports just a few weeks back and coming off the bench at Pittodrie the following week.
Good luck Jack!
Jack’s home & away shirts very kindly sponsored by: McM Financial Ltd