Livingston have secured the loan signing of Sheffield Wednesday winger Jack Stobbs.

He joins the Lions on a six-month loan deal, with an option to extend the loan deal, should he be successful in the first half of this term.

Gary Holt has got his eight signing of the summer. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Stobbs has played five times in the Championship for the Owls, whilst also featuring a handful of times during a loan spell at Port Vale.

Is this a decent signing for Gary Holt’s side?

Stobbs needs a good season at Livingston

The winger’s Wednesday deal expires next summer. If he wants to stay at the club he has been at since the age of eight beyond that, he has to perform this term.

He has to perform to earn another Hillsborough contract . (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Gaining senior experience has been an issue for him. At the age of 22 he has played just 14 professional games. He’ll be hoping to at least double that in the first half of this season.

What does he bring to West Lothian? Stobbs is naturally a right winger, but also has the ability to play through the middle. He is very direct and likes to run at defenders with pace.

Livingston perhaps need something extra going forward. Aymen Souda, Lyndon Dykes and Lee Miller are the three options that when fully fit, will fight for a place up front.

Dykes has been decent so far for Livi. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

None of them have pace quite like Stobbs though, so he will be able to add a different kind of threat going forward. His ability to play on either the right or though the centre means he also adds some versatility to Holt’s squad.

What Stobbs will have to find though is end product. He hasn’t scored or notched an assist in his professional career.

Wednesday will be keen to see if he can develop. This will likely be his last chance to win a Wednesday extension, so he has to show in West Lothian he has the ability to play for the Owls again.

The Owls are currently under the guidance of ex-Falkirk and Dunfermline man Lee Bullen. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Stobbs will add something different in attack for Livi. It’ll be interesting to see how he copes with the demands of Scottish football.

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