First Team

Jon joins Jambos

25th August 2017

Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin pens one-year deal with Hearts.

Hearts have completed the signing of goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

The 29-year-old has penned a one-year deal at Tynecastle and will be available for selection in tomorrow’s Ladbrokes Premiership game away to Motherwell, subject to international clearance.

The Edinburgh-born ‘keeper has spent his career down south, playing around 300 games in total for Bradford City and Burton Albion.

Standing at 6’3” tall, Jon enjoyed notable success in England, picking up a runners-up medal in the League Cup with Bradford in 2013 before winning the League Two Play-Off final the same year.

A transfer to Burton Albion saw him continue to lift silverware, finishing the 2014/15 season as League Two champions then going on to secure promotion to the Championship by securing second spot in League One the following season.

Speaking to HeartsTV after putting pen to paper, he said: “I’m really pleased and obviously really looking forward to signing for a massive club like this.

“It’s my home town so it’s a fantastic feeling and its been great to be training with the lads for a few days, and I’m now just looking forward to getting on with the serious work.

“You always want to be at clubs where you’re competitive and you’re looking to achieve things.

“Obviously last year was a great year for us at Burton, going into the Championship, but ultimately as a footballer you want to win things.

“You don’t want to be battling relegation or losing games so that’s definitely part of it, seeing such a strong set up here and a club that are moving again in the right direction, that I want to become a part of and try and help.”

Jon’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV.