Livingston forward Jaze Kabia has joined Falkirk on loan for the rest of the season as the Bairns look to kickstart their League One season.

Bairns boss Martin Rennie is delighted to add the 21-year-old to his squad ahead of tomorrow’s clash with East Fife, insisting he can ‘make a difference’ for Falkirk over the coming months.

“It’s good to add another player who we think can be a threat for us,” Rennie said. “Someone who has pace and can get in behind, someone who has been playing in the Premiership. It’s a good opportunity for us to bring someone in who can make a difference to the team and add to the blend of players that we have.”

Livi boss David Martindale thinks the loan is a “win-win” and admits his side could have been “selfish” and kept hold of Kabia despite his limited game time for the West Lothian side.

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I think Falkirk is a great move for Jaze,” Martindale said. “We have been working hard behind the scenes with Jaze who is a young player with lots of potential.

“He has been dipped in and out of the squad of late and it stagnates his development and I think it is massively important for him that he gets out playing games, ready to come back and stake a claim to be a Livingston FC first-team player next season.

“We could have been selfish and kept Jaze at the club and used him sparingly but its not our style and I honestly believe he will go and do very well with Falkirk in League 1 and it’s a win-win for all parties.”

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