Raith Rovers Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of striker Jack Hamilton, who has joined The Rovers on a 3 year contract from SPFL Premiership club Livingston.

The powerful 22-year-old striker is a proven goalscorer in the SPFL Championship – Jack hit a rich vein of form in 2 half-season long loan spells at Arbroath under Dick and Ian Campbell in seasons 2020-21 and 2021-22, where he scored 18 goals in 35 matches.

4 of Jack’s goals for Arbroath were scored v his new club, and the new hitman is raring to get started and scoring goals for The Rovers!

Rovers manager Ian Murray is delighted to have the striker onboard and said to www.raithrovers.net:

“We missed out on Jack last season, but we have kept tabs on him.

He is a good young player who we can develop, and he is an out-and-out striker.

I look forward to working with him”

A native of Coldingham in the Scottish Borders, Jack signed for Livingston as a 17 year old in 2017, spending time out on loan at Penicuik Athletic in the East of Scotland League and Berwick Rangers in SPFL League 2 in his first two seasons as a professional.
His loan spell at Berwick (in the second half of season 2017-18) saw him notch a respectable return of 8 goals in 16 appearances for The Black and Gold.

Returning to the Livingston squad at the start of season 2018-19, Jack made a number of substitute appearances in the League Cup and SPFL Premiership before starting his first loan spell in the SPFL Championship at Alloa in January 2019 with the aim of furthering his development. At Recreation Park, Jack played alongside current and recent Rovers players Liam Dick and Dario Zanatta.

In season 2019-20 he was loaned out to another SPFL Championship side – Queen of the South – where he scored 4 goals and gained further experience of Scotland’s second tier.

It was in season 2020-21 that Jack really started to make his mark as a goalscorer, at first on loan in SPFL League 1 at East Fife and then in the Championship with Arbroath. In total, he scored 18 goals that season.

The following season – 2021-22 – Jack started the season in the SPFL Premiership with Livingston before starting a second loan spell at Arbroath last January.
His second spell at Gayfield brought him a 10 goal scoring record as The Lichties pushed eventual champions Kilmarnock all the way to the second-last match of the season, ultimately losing out to Inverness on penalties in the Premiership Playoffs.

In the season just finished, Jack was loaned out for the season to English Football League 2 side Hartlepool United as one of a large contingent of Scottish players, returning to Scotland at the end of his spell at Victoria Park.

Welcome Aboard Jack!

Jack sat down to talk to RaithTV after signing for The Rovers:

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