Hibernian can confirm young defenders Scott Smith (pictured) and Jordon Forster have joined Division Two side East Fife on loan.

Left-back Smith, 20, initially moves to the Bayview Stadium on loan for a month while centre-half Forster, who turns 19 next month, will stay with the Fifers until January.

Both players have featured for Hibernian at under-20 level this season and the move north is designed to give them first team football and aid their overall development.

Last season Smith was loaned out to Brechin City while Forster ended the season out on loan at Berwick Rangers.

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Forster: Gaining experience with East Fife