New deals for Hearts trio

Billy King has been a key player for Hearts
Billy King has been a key player for Hearts
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HEARTS players Billy King, Gary Oliver and Robbie Buchanan have all signed contract extensions to stay at Tynecastle.

The Edinburgh club have moved to tie up their young talent ahead of their return to the Scottish Premiership.

King and Buchanan committed their futures to Hearts for a further two years, while Oliver has signed a one-year deal with the option of an extra year.

Head coach Robbie Neilson explained his satisfaction at securing three of the club’s most promising youngsters on extended deals.

“I’m pleased to get Billy signed up,” he said. “He’s performed really well for us this year. He’s got a big future at the club and I’m glad to get him tied up.

“Both Gary and Robbie went out on loan this season and did really well. We were desperate to get Gary back from Stenhousemuir and into the first-team squad and get him involved, and he’s done really well towards the end of the season.

“Robbie performed well on loan at Cowdenbeath and I was really pleased with his performances. The two of them will be pushing for the first-team squad next season so it’s great to get two bright, young talents signed up.”