Andy Dales has completed a return to Scotland by swapping Scunthorpe United for Hamilton.

The winger has joined Brian Rice’s side on a loan deal until the end of the season. He hasn’t featured much for the Irons this term, playing just 36 minutes across four appearances.

Dales hasn’t featured much for Scunthorpe this term. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

He’s back in Scottish football for some more game time. Last season, he spent a period on loan with Dundee as the Dens Park side were relegated to the Championship.

In an official club announcement, Rice says he’s happy to have landed Dales: “I’ve seen Andy play and know what he’s capable of. He’s someone who’s caught my eye.

“I’ve always monitored his progress. I believe he will be a strong addition to our squad and adds options to our wingers, an area I was looking to strengthen.”

Dales is back in Scotland. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Dales was a Derby County youth product before a fruitful spell in the lower leagues with Mickleover Sports caught Scunthorpe’s eye. Overall he has made 29 Irons appearances.

The winger trained with his new teammates this morning and could feature against Edinburgh City. Accies will face the League Two side next Saturday when Premiership sides return to action in the Scottish Cup following the winter break.

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