After the mutual termination of his Plymouth Argyle contract, Gregg Wylde has signed for Gary Holt’s Livingston. The former Pilgrim swapping Home Park for a move home to Scotland.

PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18:  A general view outside the stadium prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Plymouth Argyle and Liverpool at Home Park on January 18, 2017 in Plymouth, England.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

What immediately springs to mind is, do Livi really need him? Two sides far worse off than the West Lothian outfit could’ve benefitted from his services. 

A club like Hamilton Academical set up to frustrate teams away from home. With somebody that has the pace that Wylde has, and also that little bit of creativity, he’s perfect for a counter attacking side.

28th October 2017, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Dundee versus Hamilton Academical; Hamiltons David Templeton celebrates after scoring for 2-0  (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He could have been seen as the heir to David Templeton. Before departing for Burton Albion, the former Hearts and Rangers winger was one of Accies’ star players as they preserved their Premiership status last term.

Or a move back to former club St Mirren could have been of use to Gregg Wylde. The Buddies are similar to Accies in that they lost a major attacking asset in the form of Adam Hammill. The winger chose to sign for Stuart McCall’s Scunthorpe United, to be closer to his family.

CARLISLE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Gregg Wylde of St Mirren in action during the pre season friendly match between Carlisle United and St Mirren at Brunton Park on August 01, 2014 in Carlisle, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

With these two both in the bottom three, goals are of the utmost importance. Wylde would be able to chip in with a few himself. But providing for the likes of James Keatings or Simeon Jackson is his strength. He’d have been an excellent signing for either of these basement boys but now gives the Lions a decent option on the flanks.

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