Jamie Hamill has returned to Kilmarnock after signing a three-year contract with the club he left in 2011.

The news comes after the midfielder was released by Hearts last month.

The 27-year-old - whose first match will mark his 150th appearance for the Ayshire club - was one of the high-profile players allowed to leave following the arrival of Ann Budge and Craig Levein at Tynecastle. Hamill spent three years at Hearts, a spell which culminated in the club's relegation to the SPFL Championship.

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He will remain in the top flight with Kilmarnock, though. A statement read: "We are delighted to confirm that Jamie will be returning."