First team

Dexter raring to go

12 January 2024

Dexter Lembikisa admits he can’t wait to get started after joining the Jambos on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the season.


The 20-year-old right-back, who has been capped seven times for Jamaica, spent the first half of the season on loan at Rotherham United, where he featured 27 times, scoring once, in a victory over Norwich City.


Now, Dexter makes the move north and will be eligible for a potential debut in the Scottish Cup against The Spartans next weekend.


Speaking to Hearts TV, Lembikisa said:


“It feels good to be here. Hearts are a massive club and they’re doing very well at the moment. Sitting third in the table at the moment, so it’s definitely attractive to come and play here for such a good team.


“I’ve managed to do a little bit of research and I’ve heard the fans are really good, but it’s a big club so I’m just happy to be here.


“I like being in 1 v 1’s. I’m a strong defender in those situations, but I also like to attack. I’m quite athletic and I’ve got plenty of pace and power.


“I’m fairly new to the Jamaica squad. But I’ve played a few games in the Gold Cup and in the Nations League, but it’s been a really good experience to go and play for my country.


“I’m ready to go and play now. So, I’m definitely looking forward to that one."