Boyce extends contract

16 December 2022

The forward has penned a deal that will keep him at Tynecastle Park until 2024, with the option of a further year, subject to Scottish FA approval.

A firm favourite since his arrival from Burton Albion back in January 2020, the Northern Ireland striker has consistently hit the goal trail with 35 strikes in 87 appearances, including 16 during last season’s historic campaign.

Currently sidelined with a cruciate injury, the 31-year-old is busy rehabbing with the target of being involved before the season’s end, and Robbie Neilson hopes he’ll be able to call upon Boycie’s services in the first part of next year.

Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, the manager said: “It’s great news that Liam has committed his future to the club.

“He’s an integral part of the team and really suits our style of play, so to know that he’s going to be here longer is really positive.

“We’re not rushing him, he’ll continue to rehab and build up his fitness. When he’s ready to be involved then we’ll involve him.”

Sporting Director Joe Savage said: “Liam’s a top player and we want to look after him, as we do with all of our players.

“It was obviously a massive blow to lose him for so long but it gave everyone a chance to sit down and discuss things, and we’re really happy that we were all in agreement that his future is with Hearts.

“There is a further year’s option on his contract and I’m pretty confident that we’ll see Boycie continue to bang in the goals beyond 2024.”