Livingston sign Cardiff's Ciaron Brown and Huddersfield's Ryan Schofield on loan

Hudderfield Town goalkeeper Ryan Schofield
Ryan Schofield made his Huddersfield debut in August

Cardiff City defender Ciaron Brown has returned for a second spell with Livingston as they made their second loan addition in two days.

Ryan Schofield was recruited from Huddersfield Town after first-choice goalkeeper Matija Sarkic was recalled by Aston Villa.

Brown, capped once for Northern Ireland, made six appearances for Livi in the second half of last season.

But the 21-year-old has played just once since his return to Cardiff.

Schofield, an England Under-20 international, has made two appearances for the Terriers this term.

"I think the opportunity was too good to turn down when you look at the teams in the league and the profile of the league," the 20-year-old told Livingston's website.

"The deal happened quickly, but as soon as I heard about it, I was ready to go."

It is his third loan spell from Hudderfield having spent time with FC United and Telford without playing before making 17 appearances in the second half of last season with Notts County as they were relegated from England's League Two.

He played in Huddersfield's 1-0 EFL Cup defeat by Lincoln City in August and a 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough in the Championship in October and goalkeeper coach Paul Clements thinks a move to the side sitting fifth in the Scottish top flight will "further his development".

"He did well to cope with the challenge of men's football at Notts County last season and this move will provide him with new tests against higher-quality opposition in a very competitive league," he told his club website.

"It was also important that Ryan has a high quality of training and, under the supervision of goalkeeping coach Tony Caig, I believe he will be in good hands.

"I've been lucky enough to work with a lot of very talented young goalkeepers during my career and Ryan is up there with them.

"He has done well in training and when called upon this season with our first team, but this step is a really important one for him."

Schofield started in Wednesday's 3-1 defeat by a young Ajax side during Livingston's winter break training camp in La Manga.

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