Dunfermline have completed the signing of Hibernian starlet Lewis Allan on loan until the end of the season.

Allan, 18, has been training with the Pars this week and is expected to go straight into the squad to face Forfar this weekend.

The 6ft 2in front-man arrives at East End Park on a high, having been rewarded for his progression this season - which included a senior debut from the bench against Falkirk - with a new three-year contract at Hibs And Dunfermine manager John Potter is enthused by the prospect of capturing a player he has admired for several months.

Potter said: "I've liked Lewis since the first-time I saw him during pre-season. I've watched him five or six times, I even played against him for a half in the under-20s. He is a player we believe has good potential and we have been speaking to Hibs constantly about him. Hopefully there are no glitches and that goes over the line. Playing against Lewis was a good way to size him up - I got a few punches into him and showed him what's what! But, seriously, we think he can do well here."