BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
BARRY SMITH has made his first signing as East Fife manager by snapping up Partick Thistle starlet James Penrice on loan.
Penrice, 18, has penned a deal with the League 1 outfit until the end of the season, including any potential playoff ties the Fifers are involved in.
The promising left-back has already made two senior appearances for the Jags, facing Dundee United and Hamilton in the Premiership last season. He also turned out twice in the Irn-Bru Cup for the under-20 side this term.
Penrice could make his debut for the Fifers in tomorrow’s mouth-watering fixture against runaway league leaders Livingston at Bayview.