Jack Hamilton has joined Stenhousemuir on loan, but not before signing an extension to his Hearts contract.
The Scotland U21 'keeper has penned a deal at Tynecastle, keeping him in maroon until 2017, and will now head out to League One side Stenny until the New Year.
Speaking exclusively to Hearts News, head coach Robbie Neilson said: "It's a good move for Jack. It's beneficial at this point in his development for him to be playing regularly in meaningful games.
"He'll be playing at a good level with Stenhousemuir and it'll definitely benefit him going forward.
"Jack's a big prospect for us, so it's an important move for him."