First Team

Paul Gallacher joins Jambos

16th June 2016

Experienced goalkeeper Paul Gallacher takes up player/coach role at Hearts.

Hearts have bolstered both the goalkeeping and coaching ranks with the addition of Paul Gallacher.

The experienced former Partick Thistle man signs after his contract at Firhill expired, signing a two-year deal at Tynecastle.

36-year-old Paul will take up the role of the club’s goalkeeping coach, in addition to being registered as a player for the upcoming 2016/17 campaign.

Speaking to heartsfc.co.uk about the deal, head coach Robbie Neilson said: “I'm happy to get Paul signed up.

"He's a vastly experienced goalkeeper and is a good goalkeeper coach too, having spent time in that role at Partick Thistle.

"He'll primarily be a coach, but he'll be registered as a player too and I know he'll be ready if called upon.

"I'm sure Jack Hamilton and the other goalkeepers at the club will benefit greatly from Paul's knowledge."