JACK HAMILTON believes he will be given the opportunity to show what he can do at Alloa if he continues to work hard.

The Livingston teenager joined the Wasps on a loan deal until the end of the season as he became Jim Goodwin's last signing of the January window.

While he has been limited to two cameos so far – in defeats against Ross County and Ayr United – Hamilton is confident his time will come sooner rather than later to impress.

The 18-year-old told Advertiser Sport: "I am really enjoying it here so far. It's only my second week here, but I am already beginning to get into things.

"The players have been great and really welcoming. The manager and staff have been fantastic.

"Jim is a great guy and I like him a lot. His training sessions are really good.

"If I work hard, I think he will give me the opportunity to show what I can do."

The teen has already impressed for the top flight surprise package and made 13 appearances in the Premiership this term, scoring in Livingston's win over Dundee in August.

But, playing alongside the likes of Rangers' Ryan Hardie and veteran Lee Miller, Hamilton admits that he knew his game time was always going to be limited with the West Lothian outfit.

As soon as he heard the news that Alloa were interested in bringing him to the Indodrill Stadium, he jumped at the opportunity.

He continued: "I was not getting enough game time at Livingston. I was always not going to get enough game time with the strikers they have there.

"I got told Alloa were coming for me and wanted me on loan.

"This is a great standard in the Championship and at Alloa and I was keen to come and, hopefully, I will be able to get some goals."

Meanwhile, the youngster played 12 minutes in Alloa's defeat to Ayr United on Saturday and insists the side had played well for the most part.

"It was always going to be tough," he said. "I think we did well in the first and half and were more than matching them.

"That was until the penalty, which was disappointing. The third at the end was disappointing to lose as well.

"We just have to take this on the chin and we come back next week and look to get a good result.

"We can't rely on the teams below us dropping points. We need to take care of our own results."