Darren Young hails return of 'East Fife legend' Nathan Austin
Nathan Austin has returned to East Fife ahead of this weekend’s League One game with Clyde.
With no resumption of the Lowland League in sight, the Fifers have managed to strike a deal with Austin’s parent club, Kelty Hearts, to bring the striker back to Bayview until there is some clarity with Kelty’s campaign.
The 27-year-old striker was part of the League Two winning squad of 2015/16 before moving to the full-time ranks with Falkirk and then Inverness Caley.
Bayview boss Young is delighted to attract the services of the local striker.
He said: “Bringing him in gives us that wee boost.
"He’s an East Fife legend and everyone knows him, he’s well loved by the fans.
"He’s a local boy and it’s great to have that.
"Even if it’s only for a few weeks, he’ll come in and will help out with numbers.”
Austin was playing football in the local amateur leagues before he was plucked from them by then boss Willie Aitchison.
He scored 43 goals in 107 appearance for during his first spell at the club between 2013 and 2016.