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1112 burnley brian easton 00 300x300As suggested last week, former left-back Brian Easton has returned to his first club Hamilton Academicals having been released by St. Johnstone following the end of the 2018/19 season.

Hamilton have today confirmed the signing of the now 31-year-old who joined Burnley from them nine years ago following our first promotion to the Premier League. He’s returning to them after a difficult time with a groin injury. He came on as a substitute for St. Johnstone in a 2-0 home defeat against Dundee on 30th December 2017 and didn’t play again until a week and a half ago when he was in the team that were beaten 2-0 at Hamilton.

This will be his third spell at Hamilton. Having started there, he returned on loan from Burnley in 2010 having opted not to play in our first team in the FA Cup at Reading. His league debut for us came in October 2010 in a 3-0 home win against Barnsley and he went on to play in 32 more league fixtures for us, the last of which was as a substitute against Sean Dyche’s Watford when they came from 2-0 down to beat us 3-2.

Since leaving us at the end of that season, he played a year at Dundee before spending the last six years at St. Johnstone.

On his return to Hamilton, their head coach Brian Rice said: “Brian is a fantastic addition to our squad, we are delighted to welcome him back to the club. He is an experienced senior player who knows how we work here at Hamilton. Brian is the type of person that can encourage and lead the younger players in the dressing room.”

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