JAKE HASTIE is to return to his parent club Motherwell next month after Fir Park bosses decided against extending his loan spell.

The winger has proven a hit in Clackmannanshire and turned out 21 times for Jim Goodwin's Alloa.

But, after talks between the Wasps' and the Scottish Premiership side, Hastie's six month loan spell will not be extended until the end of the season.

As a result, he is set to play his final game for the Wee County side at home to Dundee United on December 29.

Speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, the 19-year-old insisted he couldn't be more thankful for everything the club had done for him in the time.

He said: "I have absolutely loved every minute of it here at Alloa. From the minute I came to the club, the boys, the staff and especially the fans have been brilliant with me.

"I'd have loved to have stayed, but obviously when my parent club call me back and I want to push myself it was a no brainer.

"When I spoke to Jim Goodwin he was delighted for me as well. I just can't thank him enough for what he has done for me during my time here."

It's the teenager's second loan spell after he spent last season on loan at Alloa's League One rivals Airdrieonians.

In his time at the club, he's been directly involved in seven goals; including a brace away to Elgin and a header in the club's 3-3 draw at Queen of the South.

And he insisted the step up to the tougher level of the Championship had done him the world of good in his development.

He continued: "Playing against big grown men every week means you're not going to get that much time on the ball.

"It's another jump in level and the standard in players just goes up compared to League One.

"That means you've got to be sharper every week.

"Even just the way the lads at Alloa play is brilliant. We move it so quickly and it allows you to make wee runs in behind all the time.

"They're just that wee step ahead of League One and I think it's been brilliant for me to test myself at this level."

Meanwhile, the winger felt the side were unlucky not to come away with all three points in their draw at Partick Thistle on Saturday.

He said: "I thought the game was quite intense and end-to-end for the most part.

"I think we should have nicked it as we played the better football and felt we were the better team on the day.

"We just lost two sloppy goals and if we start better then I think we push on and win the game."