Hamilton have confirmed that promising defender Jamie Hamilton has been allowed to train with Brighton this week.

The teenager will spend up until Thursday at Brighton’s training centre. He will then return to the Fountain of Youth Stadium as Accies prepare for a trip to face Rangers at Ibrox.

Accies face Rangers next week. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Hamilton is not trialing with the Seagulls, they simply want to see him first-hand. No deal has been agreed to take him away from Accies permanently just yet and this decision has only been taken due to the South Lanarkshire club’s close relationship with Brighton.

Their former boss Billy Reid is assistant manager whilst Davie Weir, a friend of Hamilton Head Coach Brian Rice, is head of loans at Brighton. It’s been a pretty sharp rise from promising youth talent to first-team regular in recent months for Hamilton.


So far this term the centre-back has made 14 appearances for Hamilton, two coming in the Challenge Cup for the club’s Colts side. In a club statement, Accies have formally announced Hamilton is down at Brighton currently.

Hamilton is with Brighton currently. (Photo by Tony McArdle – Everton FC/Everton FC via Getty Images)

“Jamie Hamilton has travelled to English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, where he will spend three days at their training centre,” the statement reads.

“This isn’t something the club would normally agree to, however, given our close connection with previous manager Billy Reid, we’re happy for Brighton to see Jamie in their own environment.”

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