Livingston signed Hearts right-back, Jamie Brandon, on a pre-contract for a three-year deal. He spent the second half of the season playing for Scottish Championship side, Greenock Morton. Injuries limited his opportunities on the pitch, and he made only 12 appearances in the Scottish second tier. Now, the player has a chance to show his skills in the Scottish Premiership after signing for Livingston.
Brandon played in 12 Scottish Championship games for Greenock Morton. He was unable to score a goal or provide an assist but was a constant threat from the right side.
The above viz shows Brandon’s pass start location, and the xT timeline shows the threat created by the passes at different time intervals. The 24-year-old full-back played a very wide line towards the right side. He tried to get past the opposition defence and attempted 31 dribbles in the season. Overall, Jamie Brandon averaged 23.83 passes per 90 minutes with a 61.7% passing accuracy rate. Of these passes, 6.85 passes per 90 minutes were attempted into the opposition’s final third with a 52% accuracy rate. The full-back also averaged 2.2 crosses per 90 minutes, and these landed in dangerous areas.
The above pass map shows that a few passes attempted by Brandon landed inside the opposition’s penalty box. Two of the passes attempted by him landed inside the opposition’s 6-yard box. Those passes created the highest threats for the player.
Brandon likes to contest defensive duels, and he averaged 9.8 defensive duels per 90 minutes. Most of the duels were contested by the player inside the middle third. However, he only won 14.66% of his duels. When it came to aerial duels, he contested 2.87 aerial duels per 90 minutes with a 26.47% success rate. Other than this, he averaged 3.97 loose ball duels per 90 minutes with a 29.79% success rate.
The full-back made 50 interceptions and averaged 4.23 interceptions per 90 minutes. He also made 85 recoveries and had a high recovery rate inside the opposition’s half. He made 29 recoveries inside the opposition’s half and averaged 2.45 recoveries per 90 minutes.
Jamie Brandon’s season was affected by injuries and that limited his game-time on the pitch. However, the player tried to create a few chances for his teammates with a few crosses into the box. Livingston will expect that the player remains fit and contributes more to the team. The full-back will also look to cement his place in the side.