Hearts have boosted their Development Squad with the signing of young star Kyle Smith on a full time contract.
The 16-year-old defender penned his first permanent deal with the club after impressing both Liam Fox and Jon Daly in the club’s U17s and U20s sides, following his arrival in March 2014.
Speaking to Hearts News, U17s Coach Fox said: “Kyle’s contract is a reward for how hard he’s worked and how far he’s come in a short space of time.
“He’s a big lad but he’s good with the ball at his feet, and that’s always something that we’re looking for.
“He’s got a long way to go but we’re delighted to get him in full time and Jon and I are looking forward to working with him and helping him to progress.”