Young loan striker Niyah Joseph insists he is eager to bang in the goals to help the Annan Athletic cause this season.

Joseph, 18, will today (3pm kick-off) hope to make his Scottish League Two bow for Peter Murphy’s Galabankies at Brechin City after he linked up with the club last month from Hamilton.

He had began his career with Rangers before making the move to Hamilton Academical.

In the Black and Golds’ Betfred Cup campaign, Joseph came off the bench in a loss against Dumbarton and at Queen of the South, before he started in heavy defeats to Morton and Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.

"It’s been a great start to things with Annan," Joseph told The Accies’ website when asked about his start to his loan stint at Galabank.

"I’m really hoping it will be a good period of time in my career. I feel like it’s the right time to go out and get some first-team experience so that, when I come back to the club in January, I’m ready to play here."

After Annan narrowly missed out on promotion last season, as they lost 2-1 on aggregate to Clyde in their two-legged promotion play-off final, Joseph wants to help the Galabankies go one step further this time around.

He said: "I’d like to help both parties. I’m not there just for myself.

"I would like to help Annan out as a club, get them as close to the top of the table as possible.

"Obviously, [they will be hoping to go] that wee step better and get promotion as a club.

"For myself, I want the game time and the first-team experience so that, when I’m back here, I can prove to George [Cairns, Hamilton’s head of youth] and the gaffer [Brian Rice] that I’m ready."