Jack Hamilton has penned a new contract at Livingston, which will see him stay at the club until 2022.

The striker is currently out on loan at struggling Championship side Queen of the South, where he’s made a total of 24 appearances so far – 11 of which have been starts.

Hamilton has scored four goals for the Doonhamers so far, his last strike coming against Morton in February.

At the moment, QoS occupy the relegation play-off place in the Championship and are three points behind Alloa Athletic in eighth.

To date, young Hamilton has made 19 first-team appearances for Livingston, having made his debut for the club in 2017 as a 17-year-old.

He’s also had spells with Alloa Athletic and Berwick Rangers in a bid to try and get him game time.

Patience required

News of Hamilton’s new deal is good news for the club, but it would seem the starlet might have to show a bit of patience between now and the end of the season.

Holt may blood Hamilton next season (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

With Qos struggling like they are, manager Allan Johnston is likely to continue turning to the likes of veteran Stephen Dobbie and Gary Oliver.

Hamilton has been an unused substitute in each of the last two Championship matches as the Palmerston side look to avoid relegation.

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