Hearts boss Neilson glad to sign up Eckersley

Adam Eckersley has signed until the end of the season

Adam Eckersley has signed until the end of the season

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HEARTS have completed the signing of 28-year-old English defender Adam Eckersley on a contract until the end of the season.

Head coach Robbie Neilson moved to add the player to his squad after he impressed during a week-long trial.

Eckersley will challenge for the left-back slot with Kevin McHattie, but can also perform at right-back if needed. He is Hearts’ 11th signing since they emerged from administration in May.

“I’m glad to get Adam in. He’s got experience, a good grounding and is a great character,” Neilson told the Hearts website. “We watched a lot of him on video and spoke to various people about him and got good reports. He’s impressed in the time he’s spent with us.

“He works hard and wants to well. It’s great to get both cover for the left-back slot and someone in to challenge Kevin McHattie.”

Eckersley is a product of the Manchester United youth academy, but he left Old Trafford in 2008 after making only one senior appearance. He has spent the last six years in Denmark with Horsens and Aarhus.