First Team

Swanson signs

9th September 2015

Midfielder Danny Swanson joins Jambos.

Robbie Neilson has added to his squad ahead of Friday’s match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle with the capture of Danny Swanson.

The 28-year-old midfielder has impressed enough during a trial stint at Riccarton for head coach Robbie to hand him a deal until the end of the season, with the ex-Dundee United man going straight into the squad for Friday night’s Ladbrokes Premiership match in the highlands, subject to international clearance.

Scottish Cup winner Danny spent seven years north of the border with Berwick Rangers and Dundee United, before enjoying spells at Peterborough and Coventry City.

He spent part of last season back in Scottish football’s top flight with St Johnstone, before today penning a deal at Tynecastle.

Speaking exclusively to Hearts News, Robbie said: “Danny will add value to the squad. He’s a really experienced player. He’s played in Scotland for a long time then had five years down in England playing at a really good level, as well as winning a Scottish Cup with Dundee United. He’s a winner and brings a lot of ability to the squad.

“He’s impressed in training but I also knew him from Dundee United, when I was a player there. I know what he brings to the team. I know he’s got great technique and ability and he’ll be a good addition to the squad.

“He predominantly plays in a more central area of the pitch now. He gives great through balls and passes in that area, which is where we’re a little bit light at the moment so it’s great to get him in.