Angus Beith admits he’s looking to make up for lost time, after signing a new deal to stay at the club next season.
The talented midfielder looked set to make an impression on Robbie Neilson’s first-team squad at the start of pre-season back in June, but a hip injury put paid to that, with an operation required and five months spent on the sidelines.
The 20-year-old has bounced back, however, and has put in a series of displays at U20s level that have convinced the head coach to hand him a one-year deal to keep him at Tynecastle until May 2017.
Speaking to Hearts News, Angus revealed he’s already looking forward to testing himself in the top team next season.
“I’m absolutely delighted to sign a new contract,” he said. “Overall, it’s been quite a challenging year for me, with my injury at the start of the season, but I’m delighted to get a contract and I’m looking forward to next season.
“I’ll be looking to make up for lost time, definitely. I’ll be trying to improve and impress the coaching staff.
“This is my last year of U20s, so next season will be my first year of stepping up into the first-team. I need to prove that I can handle that and do well, then I can try and fight for another extension.
“I’m really looking forward to it. The club’s on the up and it’s a great place to be.”
Photo courtesy of Malcolm Mckenzie, Youth Football Scotland