Brian Easton has returned to Hamilton, just six-months after leaving to sign for Burnley.
The 21-year-old defender was snapped up by former boss Owen Coyle last summer, but he has made just one appearance for the Clarets.
New boss Brian Laws has just completed the signing of Danny Fox from Celtic and has now sanctioned Easton's move to New Douglas Park.
"He is a player who has got a good future ahead of him and I think it's important he gets as many games as he can," said Laws.
"We have loaned him back to Hamilton and hopefully he will get a lot of games and we will monitor him.
"With Danny Fox coming in it's better to send Brian out on loan so that he gets that experience.
"He's delighted to do that because he wants to play. It's great for his education and development."