First Team

Perfect fit

30th June 2017

Michael Smith delighted to pen two-year deal with the Jambos.

Hearts’ newest recruit Michael Smith has revealed Ian Cathro’s vision for how he wants Hearts to play helped persuade him to join the Jambos.

The 28-year-old Northern Irishman has penned a two year deal at Tynecastle having joined for a nominal fee from Peterborough United.

Speaking to Hearts TV on the day of his unveiling, the right back explained why he decided to join the Jambos.

“As soon as I got here it was clear this is a massive club and it’s great to be here,” said Smith.

“The facilities, the stadium, the manager, it all seems like a good fit for me. I had a chat with Ian and everything he said was positive and the way he wants to play suits me down to the ground.

“People who know me will tell you I like to attack so hopefully we’ll get on top of teams this season, I think that will suit me down to a tee.”