First Team

Muirhead keen to impress

13th June 2016

New signing Robbie Muirhead can't wait to get started at Hearts.

Robbie Muirhead knows its up to him to make an impact at Hearts.

The 20-year-old has signed a one-year deal at Tynecastle and has immediately set his sights on knuckling down to impress Robbie Neilson’s coaching staff.

Speaking at his unveiling, he said: “The gaffer says I need to work hard, first and foremost. Everything's down to me. The last 18 months haven't been ideal.

“I have a lot to prove, not just to myself but to a lot of people in and around people who have maybe doubted me.”

Having faced Hearts many times during a career that’s taken him from Kilmarnock to Dundee United, with a spell at Partick Thistle too, Robbie knows the size of the club he’s joining.

“I'm delighted to be here,” he said. “I'm buzzing to sign and have been since it was finalised. I've spoken to a few boys who have been up here in the past and they all said exactly the same thing - it's a massive club. It's a great club to have on your CV. It's one of the places you want to play.”

Robbie joins ex-Utd teammate John Souttar at Hearts, and he revealed he sought guidance from the defender before putting pen to paper.

“John Souttar messaged me on Sunday,” he said. “He told me when he first came here that the training was a lot harder than he was used to and that he had to sleep for 15 hours a day to begin with... I've followed him to my last two clubs so he's asked me to keep my distance in training.”