Dundee’s teenage star Craig Wighton has completed his loan move to Raith Rovers.
The 17-year-old will join up for an initial six-month period at Stark’s Park.
That could be extended to cover the whole of the 2015/16 campaign but the highly-rated Scotland youth international could return to Dens for the second half of the season.
It will be the second time the young Dundonian has teamed up with Rovers boss Ray McKinnon.
While still at Brechin last season McKinnon had Wighton on loan there.
That spell was cut short when the kid was needed back at Dundee but he impressed his temporary boss and he’s delighted to be linking up with him again.
“He fits in perfectly with the type of player we want as he is hungry, talented and energetic,” said McKinnon.
“I have to give a big thank you to Dundee and Paul (Hartley) for allowing Craig to come to Raith.
“I know there were a lot of other clubs interested in him so it’s great they’ve let him come here.”
Wighton’s move means he’s likely to see action against his permanent employers when Dundee play Raith at Stark’s Park on July 15.
Normally loan players are excluded from matches against their parent club but with this being a pre-season friendly it will be in the interests of both to give him game time.
The player will start training with his temporary team-mates straight away.
The Dark Blues had considered taking him to their training camp in Hungary in just under a fortnight but have decided, instead, to let him stay in Scotland and work with the Championship outfit.
His heading there is a sign of the trust Dundee have in McKinnon.
As he’s said a string of others wanted Wighton on loan but the feeling at Dens is the style of football the former Dundee United man wants his new team to play will be perfectly suited to his development.
And this move is being viewed as a vital part of that.
As Dundee returned to the Premiership last term he made 17 appearances, scoring once against Partick Thistle.
His only starts, though, came against St Mirren in the league and Celtic in the Scottish Cup and the desire now is to get him more game time.