Dunfermline take Hearts defender Jason Thomson on loan

Jason Thomson

Thomson has clinched a six-month loan deal at Hearts

Dunfermline have strengthened their squad with the loan signing of Hearts right-back Jason Thomson, who will be at East End Park until January.

The 23-year-old is expected to join the Pars squad when they travel to Austria for a pre-season trip this weekend.

Thomson came through the ranks at Hearts and broke into the first team as a teenager but made only six appearances last season.

He previously had a loan spell at Livingston in season 2006/07.

Dunfermline have returned to the Scottish Premier League after winning last season's First Division .