Hamilton has been living in England for two years having joined the Royal Air Force and has been playing Evostik football for Stamford and more recently Spalding.
Work and injury have however plagued his season so far and the commitment needed and expected at that level has meant he has been unable to put his all into it, with the travelling and training needed.
Hamilton, who lists Livingstone, Dumbarton, Queens Park and Albion Rovers among his clubs is a wide Midfielder, equally adept to playing striker.
Richardson said "Chris is a top lad and will add a new degree of professionalism to the squad. He has great movement, a good touch and is a very good finisher. He is only 29 and brings a great deal of knowledge about the game too and in his capacity of player/coach, he will be able to impart it.
The fact Chris has sacrificed finances to play and enjoy his football, shows that we are doing things the right way and can still attract players of a calibre that will hopefully see us succeed".
The club would like to welcome Chris to the club and he will go straight into the squad for Saturdays game at Bingham.