Livingston loan Jack Hamilton to Hartlepool

Livingston has loaned striker Jack Hamilton to Paul Hartley’s Hartlepool for the season.

The Sky Bet League Two side have the option to buy the 22-year-old at the end of the season.

Hamilton has scored three goals for Livi, as well as having several prolific loan spells in the lower leagues for Scotland, the most recent seeing him score 10 goals for Arbroath in the second half of last season.

Livi’s manager David Martindale told the club’s website: “I think it’s a great move for Jack. He takes him into a different league and takes him out of his comfort zone.

“He’s going south with a coach who knows his style of play very well and a dressing room that has some familiar faces to help with the transition, so I think it’s a really good move for both sides.

“I’m excited to see its development in all honesty and as I said earlier I think it’s a good move for everyone involved.

“For the club, it also frees up a little bit of money and allows me and my staff to be a little more active in the market and bring another offensive option.”