The 6'5 imposing striker struggled for game time at Peterhead where he was behind experienced campaigners Rory McAllister and Derek Lyle. However he showed glimpses of his ability and moved up a division to Montrose in January

19 promising youngsters competing in Scotland’s lower leagues

Over the years, the Scottish lower leagues have been a breeding ground for numerous young talent.

Here we look at 19 promising youngsters currently developing in the Scottish Championship, League One and League Two.

Plucked by manager Darren Young during pre-season from Heriot Watt. The striker, according to the manager, "stuck out like a sore thumb" during his trial period. Has gone on to become the Fife club's lead striker this campaign.

5. Anton Dowds

Plucked by manager Darren Young during pre-season from Heriot Watt. The striker, according to the manager, "stuck out like a sore thumb" during his trial period. Has gone on to become the Fife club's lead striker this campaign.
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Young midfielder given his chance by East Fife after a really impressive spell on trial during pre-season. Has gradually been given more game time in recent months and will be aiming to make a starting jersey his next season.

6. Kyle Bell

Young midfielder given his chance by East Fife after a really impressive spell on trial during pre-season. Has gradually been given more game time in recent months and will be aiming to make a starting jersey his next season.
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Young forward on loan from Celtic at Alloa. Yet to get off the mark for The Wasps, but performances at Celtic and Dumbarton have proved he has a high potential rate and is definitely one for the future.

7. Jack Aitchison

Young forward on loan from Celtic at Alloa. Yet to get off the mark for The Wasps, but performances at Celtic and Dumbarton have proved he has a high potential rate and is definitely one for the future.
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Signed in 2017 after being released by Inverness CT he joined his older brother Jordon at Peterhead. Since joining the Blue Toon he has been a mainstay in defence operating primarily at centre half but also at full back

8. Jason Brown

Signed in 2017 after being released by Inverness CT he joined his older brother Jordon at Peterhead. Since joining the Blue Toon he has been a mainstay in defence operating primarily at centre half but also at full back
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