First Team

Ash raring to go

30th June 2017

New boy Ashley Smith-Brown can't wait to play in front of the Hearts faithful.

New boy Ashley Smith-Brown can’t wait to pull on the maroon jersey for the first time after agreeing a move to Tynecastle.

The 21-year-old left wing back will formally join the club on a season long loan from Manchester City in the next 72 hours, having spent last season on loan at Dutch Eresdivisie side NAC Breda.

Speaking to Hearts TV, Ashley said:

“I’m really excited and just can’t wait to get started. Hearts are a big club and when you hear they want you to play here then it’s hard to turn it down.

“I’ve heard good thing about the fans here and can’t wait to play in front of them. I spoke to Ian and I also had a chat with Craig. They only had positive things to say about the club and myself.

“I’m a full back so defending comes first, but I’m also very attacking. I like to create goals, I even score the odd one, so hopefully I can provide defensive and attacking options for the team.”