Hearts and Scotland U19 starlet joins East Fife as Stevie Crawford bolsters survival bid By Alan Temple January 12 2022, 2.26pm Updated: January 12 2022, 2.59pm Watson in action [[title]] [[text]] An error occurred. Please try again. [[success]] Email address Sign up Hearts left-back Leo Watson has joined East Fife on loan until the end of the season. Watson, 18, is yet to make his senior debut for the Jambos but did turn out in a pre-season friendly against Sunderland last summer. The promising teenager made nine appearances during a stint with Stirling Albion earlier this term. A Scottish FA Performance School graduate, Watson has represented his country at U16, U17 and U19 levels. Watson in action against Sunderland He is Stevie Crawford’s second winter capture following the arrival of ex-Swansea and Dunfermline playmaker Ryan Blair. Watson will go straight into Crawford’s squad for Saturday’s trip to relegation rivals Dumbarton. The clash at the Rock is effectively must-win for the Methil men, who are bottom of League 1 and already five points adrift of The Sons. Stevie Crawford refreshed and ready for East Fife challenge as former Pars boss delivers Dunfermline ‘never say never’ Already a subscriber? Sign in [[title]] [[text]] Close More from The Courier East Fife sign former Dunfermline and Swansea midfielder as Stevie Crawford begins rebuild Stevie Crawford refreshed and ready for East Fife challenge as former Pars boss delivers Dunfermline ‘never say never’ Stevie Crawford returns to management as former Dunfermline boss takes the reins at East Fife 4 Raith Rovers talking points: Could Scotland U21 call come for Stark’s Park starlets?