First Team

Jordan's a Jambo

10th August 2020

Robbie Neilson continues to shape his squad for the 2020/21 campaign with the acquisition of experienced winger Jordan Roberts.

The 26-year-old Englishman has signed a two-year deal at Tynecastle, subject to international clearance, following the expiration of his contract at Ipswich Town.

No stranger to Scottish football, Jordan spent season 2015/16 at Inverness Caledonian Thistle following three-years at Aldershot Town.

He netted three times in 13 games in the Highlands before moving back south to join Crawley Town, where he would help the West Sussex outift to consolidate their status in League Two by scoring 11 goals in 62 appearances.

In June 2018, then Championship side Ipswich Town took Jordan to Portman Road on a two-year deal.

He would go on to enjoy loan spells at Lincoln City and Gillingham, and it was at Lincoln he lifted silverware when The Imps won the League Two title.

Now part of the Jambos’ first team squad, manager Robbie Neilson said Jordan’s style of play is what moved him to bring the England C cap in.

Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, Robbie said: “I’m delighted to get Jordan’s deal over the line.

“He’s got a great CV with plenty of experience in England and he’s played in Scotland too, which is a bonus.

“He’s a pacey winger, very direct and athletic so I’m sure he will fit into the system that we want to play.

“I’m looking forward to working with him and I’m confident he’ll be a great addition to the squad.”