Former Hamilton Accies striker Andy Winter training with Livingston

-Credit: (Image: SNS Group)
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Striker Andy Winter is training with Championship side Livingston ahead of a possible move, following his release by Hamilton Accies.

The 22-year-old academy product first joined the club at the age of 10 and helped Accies win promotion back to the second tier last season. During his stint at New Douglas Park he has tasted the high of promotion, playing in the Premiership, cup wins and the lows of relegation.

But now Lanarkshire Live Sport understands Winter, who hails from Wishaw, has been let go by Accies after his contract expired at the end of last month and could be set for a new chapter in West Lothian under Lions boss Davie Martindale. Livingston returned for pre-season training on Friday and Winter has trained with the squad.

Winter made 23 appearances for Accies last season in an injury-hit campaign, scoring twice. He spent four months out after fracturing his foot and returned at the turn of the year to boost Hamilton's promotion push.

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Livingston boss David Martindale -Credit:SNS Group

Winter would become the second player and third man from Accies to make the switch to Almondvale in the past few weeks. Winger Lewis Smith joined the Lions from Accies along with goalkeeping coach Brian Potter, who departed to be reunited with former boss and current Livi No. 2 Brian Rice.

Accies also recently signed winger Steven Bradley after he was released by Livingston last week. Accies strengthened their squad further yesterday with the arrival of midfielder Sean McGinty on a two-year deal from Ayr United.

Meanwhile, Accies are set to appoint former Motherwell youth chief Gordon Young as their new Academy director, replacing George Cairns who left at the weekend after almost two decades in the role. It is understood Young could be announced tomorrow.

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