First Team

Wighton Joins Hearts

30th August 2018

Hearts have completed the transfer of Craig Wighton from Dundee.

The forward has signed a three-year deal at Tynecastle after moving from Dens Park for an undisclosed fee.

Craig boasts a wealth of top-flight experience despite being only 21 years of age.

He came through the youth ranks at Dundee and made his first team debut in October 2013, aged 16.

A month later he became Dundee’s youngest ever scorer, heading home his first senior goal against Raith Rovers as The Dee would go on to lift the Championship title.

Loan spells at Brechin City and Raith Rovers followed before Craig returned to Dundee for the second-half of the 2015/16, when he famously scored the 93rd minute winner that relegated city rivals Dundee United.

An injury cruelly stopped his 2017/18 season before it even started, but he returned to action before the campaign was out, featuring in matches against Celtic and rangers.

He made a total of 92 appearances in a dark blue shirt and scored eight goals.

A regular on the Scotland scene, Craig has been capped at every level from U15s to U21s.