Hearts have today completed the signing of defender Michael Smith on a two-year deal, subject to international clearance.
The 28-year-old right back, capped at international level for Northern Ireland, joins the Jambos from English League One side Peterborough United for a nominal fee.
Michael began his senior career at Ballymena United before moving to Bristol Rovers in 2011. He went on to make over 100 appearances for Rovers and his impressive performances earned him a move to Peterborough in July 2014.
He quickly established himself as a regular at The Posh and made over 130 first team appearances. His consistency earned him a Northern Ireland call-up in March 2016 and he picked up his first cap in a friendly against Slovenia.