IT took Jack Hamilton all of 20 minutes on Sunday to justify Livingston’s decision to recall him from his loan spell at East Fife.

The 20-year-old entered the fray with the scores tied in his side’s match with Ross County. And, he played a key role in their second goal before adding a third of his own in stoppage time to ensure the three points stayed in West Lothian.

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"We played well, and it was nice for me to come on and get a goal especially since I've just come back from going out on loan,” he said after the match.

"Davie Martindale mentioned it to me a couple of weeks ago that I was maybe getting recalled. And I managed to score a couple more goals at East Fife and he's decided to recall me.

"I learned a lot {on loan}. I developed really well. Kevin Smith helped me out a lot, Ryan Wallace and the manager Darren Young were all great for me. I feel like I've really kicked on.”

That Hamilton was given the nod at such a crucial time in the match demonstrates the hope his club have that he will become a mainstay in the side.

Martindale is not at all short of striking options, with Scott Tiffoney left on the bench at the weekend and Gavin Reilly and Matej Poplatnik not even in the squad. A goal therefore would have done no harm to Hamilton’s chances in the coming weeks.

“The manager just told me to go and work hard and take my chance,” continued the forward.

"Hopefully, I can get as much game time as I can now. The goal I scored won't do me any harm. I would love to start and be involved in as many games as I can from now on."

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As they prepare to face Aberdeen tonight, Livingston are riding the crest of a wave. Chasing a ninth straight win in all competitions.

"We're very comfortable and confident at the moment. Everyone is happy in the squad and Ithink we are playing well, we're all working hard for each other in training and in games,” added Hamilton.

"We demand a lot from each other and it has showed."

"We have a lot of really tough games coming up and we will have to involved the whole squad.

"We have Aberdeen on Wednesday, then we play Celtic twice in a row home and away before we have the Betfred Cup semi-final.

"We need to take each challenge as it comes, but the aim for me is to be involved in as many games as I can.”