KELTY HEARTS have bolstered their squad ahead of tomorrow's League One opener by landing Dundee United's Lewis O'Donnell on loan.

The 18-year-old, a deep-lying midfielder, has joined Michael Tidser's side until January, and could feature in their fixture at Montrose this weekend.

A product of the Tannadice club's youth academy, O'Donnell was handed his first-team debut by Tangerines boss, Jim Goodwin, in their recent pre-season friendly with Carlisle United.

That followed what United say was "a lengthy spell on the sidelines with injury", and he has gone on to further feature in warm-up games with East Fife and Queen of the South.

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O'Donnell has now joined Kelty in search of first team football, and adds to an extensive rebuild undertaken by player / boss Tidser since he took up the post in the close season.

Kelty have recently also announced that community club players, Jordan Hunter, who has gone on loan to junior side Dundee North End until January, and Lewis Owens, have signed professional contracts with the club.