Hearts has ensured that two of Scottish football's brightest young talents will continue to ply their trade in Gorgie for the next two years by dealing in Dale Carrick and Kevin McHattie.
The duo - both capped at Scotland U21 level - have penned contract extensions which will see them stay at Tynecastle until 2016.
Striker Dale cemented his place in the first-team during the second half of last season, scoring six goals including the opener in the 2-0 derby win over Hibs on March 30.
Kevin made his Hearts debut back in August 2011 against Aberdeen and has since played over 60 games for the top team.
Head coach Robbie Neilson spoke of his delight at getting the pair tied-down, he told Hearts News: "It's great. They're two really promising players for us and I'm really pleased that they're committing themselves to us for the future.
"The two boys have played a lot of first-team football for us last season and did really well. Hopefully they'll do this same again this year.
"It's a nice wee boost ahead of the Annan Athletic game. It's positive for the club and its long-term future."
Meanwhile, the club has bolstered its goalkeeping ranks with the addition of Robbie Brown from AC Oxgangs FC.
The 17-year old has signed a two-year deal.