Hamilton are interested in signing Hearts striker Craig Wighton on loan, it has been reported. Championship side Arbroath are also interested in signing the player.

Wighton, who has scored six goals for the Tynecastle club this season, is available to clubs on loan for the rest of the season.

Available on loan

The report reveals that Hamilton want to sign the player on loan, as do Championship side Arbroath. Wighton is available on loan as he is no longer guaranteed a regular first-team start at Tynecastle.

Hearts v Partick Thistle - Pre-Season Friendly

Craig Wighton in action for Hearts (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Both Arbroath and Hamilton are in need of goals, as they bid to stay in their respective divisions this season. Hamilton have scored only 21 goals this season, and are rooted to the bottom of the Premiership. Meanwhile, Arbroath are bottom of the Championship, having scored only eight goals in 12 games.

The potential addition of Wighton could help both teams in their battles to avoid relegation. It does seem that Wighton doesn’t have much of a future at Hearts. He doesn’t feature in the squad for this afternoon’s game against Dunfermline.

Move could suit player

Therefore, it might suit the player to move on before the window closes. It will be interesting to see if any more teams express an interest in the player. He could certainly be a valuable addition to some clubs that are looking for a goalscorer for the second-half of the season.

Hearts v Hibernian - Scottish Cup Semi-Final

Craig Wighton is reportedly a target for Hamilton (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

As it stands, Hamilton could be the more attractive proposition as they are in the Premiership. Only time will tell if Wighton becomes the player tasked with helping them to stay in the Premiership.

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