Ritchie & Sandison extend contracts

18th March 2019

Academy graduates Dean Ritchie and Jay Sandison have extended their contracts at Hearts.

The duo have penned a year’s extension, taking them up to 2020.

Both aged 18, the pair signed their first professional contracts in March 2017 and have featured regularly in matchday squads for Andy Kirk’s reserves side.

Midfielder Dean captained the U18s in this season’s SFA Youth Cup, while a knee injury forced full-back Jay onto the sidelines earlier in the year, though he is now back fit and played in the reserves’ 9-1 win over Partick Thistle two weeks ago.