We are delighted to announce the loan signing of midfielder Ronan Hughes from Hamilton Accies until the end of the season.

He becomes our second January signing following the arrival earlier this month of goalkeeper Nicky Hogarth on loan from Rangers.

Ronan, 21, enjoyed a successful spell at Forthbank last season and now returns to boost our midfield options as we chase a play-off place.

Binos boss Kevin Rutkiewicz said: “We are delighted to get Ronan in – it’s one we have been working on for a while and I actually tried to get him in the summer.

“Ronan gives us something different in the middle of the park – I have seen him in a number of reserve games recently and he has been excellent.”