First team

Stone's Somerset loan

31 May 2024

Harry Stone will join Ayr United on loan next season.

The goalkeeper makes the move to Somerset Park for the 2024/25 campaign, subject to Scottish FA approval, following an impressive spell at Queen of the South.

The 22-year-old was standout performer for the Doonhamers, lifting a player of the year award in the process, as he helped the Dumfries side to safety in League One.

Now stepping up a level to the Championship, Harry will continue to gain more invaluable first team experience.

Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, Head Coach Steven Naismith said: “Harry enjoyed a really good season with Queen of the South and earned a lot of plaudits for his performances.

“We want to him to keep that momentum going and Ayr United, we believe, will be a great environment for him to continue to develop.

“It’s a level up so it will be a challenge for him, but he’s a player we rate very highly. The onus is on Harry to keep on progressing and achieve the standards we know he’s capable of.”