Switch has Lee buzzing

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Stir­ling Al­bion’s Lee Hamil­ton is get­ting used to his cur­rent role in the cen­tre of de­fence after pre­vi­ously play­ing at right-back.

The 22-year-old lined up along­side Ross McGeachie in the re­cent 2-1 win at Ed­in­burgh City and kept his place for Satur­day’s 1-1 draw with Clyde.

He said:“I never used to en­joy play­ing cen­tre-half – I pre­ferred be­ing on the wing so I could get higher up the park but it’s ac­tu­ally been all right.

“I’ll try my best to make that po­si­tion my own if that’s where the gaffer wants me to play.”

Hamil­ton re­turned to Forth­bank after a spell at Ber­wick Rangers, hav­ing pre­vi­ously played on loan with Bo’ness United, and has started 11 of the last 12 games, miss­ing the Scot­tish Cup tie with Loth­ian This­tle Hutchi­son Vale due to in­jury.

He said:“Ber­wick wasn’t re­ally an op­tion and ini­tially I thought I was just com­ing in to train with Stir­ling. When they brought in the two full-backs I didn’t know what my chances would be but the gaffer gave me an op­por­tu­nity and I think I’ve only missed one game through in­jury.

“The boys have got the right men­tal­ity to keep things go­ing and we’ll be work­ing hard over the next cou­ple of weeks to pre­pare for the Peter­head game and I’m sure we’ll get the re­sult we need.”

New role Lee Hamil­ton has been play­ing at cen­tre-back

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