DUNFERMLINE striker Callum Smith has completed a loan switch to League One side Alloa Athletic.

Shortly after the Press went to print yesterday afternoon, the player and both clubs announced that he has moved to the Wasps until the end of the season.

Pars boss Allan Johnston told Press Sport yesterday that he would have to "wait and see how the window progresses" whether there would be any players leaving the club.

Speculation in recent weeks had linked Ryan Williamson with Hibernian but, while the full-back has stayed put, Johnston said that if he felt the need for "boys going out and getting some game time, we'll do that".

That appears to be the case with Scotland under-19 international Smith, who burst onto the scene at the beginning of the season.

In the absence of Nicky Clark through injury, he played in all four of Dunfermline's Betfred Cup group games - scoring in the first against Elgin City - and started their opening four league games.

That form led to call-ups for the national side He has started three times since but his last appearance came in last month's win at Dumbarton, where he came off the bench.

The 18-year-old has scored three times so far this season and will now link-up with an Alloa side, managed by former St Mirren player Jim Goodwin, who are fifth in League One and just two points outside the promotion play-off places.

Smith joins team-mate Brandon Luke in securing a loan move, who joined Cowdenbeath after spending the first half of the season at Annan Athletic.

Earlier in January, centre back Stuart Morrison - who, like Smith, has been involved with Scotland's under-19s this season - extending his loan spell with League Two Edinburgh City until the end of the season.

In October, Smith penned a one-year contract extension to keep him at Dunfermline until the summer of 2020.