DUNDEE midfielder Jesse Curran has joined East Fife on an emergency loan deal.

The 20-year-old has made only two appearances for Paul Hartley's side this season and will team up with former Dee boss Barry Smith at New Bayview.

Curran will be available for selection immediately ahead of tonight's League One trip to Alloa Athletic.

East Fife currently occupy fourth place in the table, one point behind Airdrieonians in third but 15 adrift of leaders Livingston.