Aaron Hickey
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51. Aaron Hickey

  • App: 4
  • Goals: 0
  • Squad Number:51
  • Position:Defender
  • Nationality:Scotland
  • Date Of Birth:10th June 2002
  • Signed On:18th May 2018
  • Hearts Debut:10th May 2019

Aaron has made an outstanding start to his career at Hearts, starting the Scottish Cup Final in just his third appearance for the first team.

Aaron began his footballing career at Hearts before a brief spell with Celtic. It was during his time in Glasgow that he was converted to central midfield, although this season has seen him used as a full-back for both under-18 and reserve sides.

Reserves manager Andy Kirk said that Aaron "is eager to make his mark and showcase his competitive edge after signing professional terms."

As a player, he is comfortable on the ball and gets about the midfield area really well. He has a decent range of passing and is almost ambidextrous with his feet. 

Before Christmas, Aaron was named amongst the substitutes against Livingston and he was on the bench another five times before finally making his debut away against Aberdeen on May 10th 2019, in a 2-1 loss. A week later he made his first start, away at Celtic Park.

Aaron then became the youngest player to start a Scottish Cup final in the modern era when he started at left-back against Celtic on May 25th 2019. 

He is a current member of the Scotland under-17 squad, taken by Brian McLaughlin, and has been called up twice in 2019.

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