Frankie: Ready To Go

24 July 2023

Frankie Kent says he’s ready to get stuck into life at Tynecastle Park after agreeing a three-year contract to become a Heart of Midlothian player.


The towering English centre-back became the Jambos’ third signing of the summer this afternoon following his exit from English side Peterborough United.


There’s plenty to look forward to in Gorgie with opening day of the league campaign just weeks away – and our European fate decided with a tie against either Crusaders or Rosenborg. It’s a challenge that the 27-year-old defender is relishing.


“It’s brilliant, I’m so happy to be here,” he told Hearts TV.


“It’s all happened very quickly – met everyone for the first time today and got to see the stadium. I’m really excited.


“I wanted a new challenge as well as the opportunity to play in European football. Hearts are a massive club. It’s something new for me, something different, and something exciting. It’s a new place to live. I’m going to try and take that experience on and really enjoy it.


“It’s really exciting and the first time I’ve ever been a part of it. To get to sit there and watch the draw for a European competition was a surreal experience. One of the main reasons I wanted to come up here was to do that with Hearts.


“Looking forward to getting going. I can’t wait to get my teeth stuck into it and heading towards that first game of the season.”


A familiar face awaits Frankie in the shape of former Posh teammate Jorge Grant. With a friend to help him settle in, along with his physical attributes, our new recruit is hopeful he can hit the ground running in Scottish football.


“It’s been good to meet everybody, and I got to watch a bit of training. I’m very close with Granty, we spent a good year together at Peterborough. We get on really well and I reckon that will help me bed in.  


“I’m hard-working and that’s something that you’re always going to get from me. First and foremost – I’m a defender and I need to be doing that well. I’ll give 100% in each game. I’ll get on the ball and try to build attacks and basically do whatever the manager asks me to do!”