First Team

Dunne deal

21st August 2018

Hearts complete loan signing of Burnley defender Jimmy Dunne

Hearts have completed the loan signing of defender Jimmy Dunne.

Craig Levein has bolstered his backline with the addition of the Burnley stopper on an initial six-month deal.

20-year-old Jimmy arrives at Tynecastle having spent the second-half of last season on loan at League Two side Accrington Stanley, where he helped them clinch the league title.

The tall centre-half spent 9 years in Manchester United’s youth system before signing his first professional deal with Burnley in 2016.

He gained his first Republic of Ireland cap in March of this year, featuring in a 3-1 friendly win over Iceland.