First Team

Scott's for 'keeps

18th July 2014

Goalkeeper Scott Gallacher joins former Rangers team-mate Neil Alexander at Tynecastle.

Goalkeeper Scott Gallacher becomes the latest name to join the Hearts revival after signing up at Tynecastle for two years.

The 25-year old becomes Robbie Neilson's seventh signing of the summer and will provide competition to an already strong line of 'keepers.

Former Scotland U21 international Scott has experience at all levels of Scottish football, having plied his trade with Rangers for eight years and going out on loan to Cowdenbeath, Forfar Athletic and Airdrieonians.

Speaking exclusively to Hearts News, Robbie said: "We're glad to get Scott in. I fully expect him to push Neil Alexander all the way for the No. 1 shirt as he's certainly got the ability to do so.

"We've said all along that we were going to try and bring another goalkeeper in but it was a case of waiting to make sure that we got what we were looking for.

"We heard that he'd left Rangers so we made the move and spoke to his agent. We wanted to get it sorted because it gives us a bit more competition in the goalkeeping stakes.

"Scott has got experience; he's played at Forfar and Airdrie and obviously Rangers. We've now got three good goalkeepers."