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Scotland striker Steven Naismith agrees to join Hearts

Scotland striker Steven Naismith has agreed to join Hearts on loan until the end of the season.
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Austin MacPhee

How three world disasters shaped Hearts assistant Austin MacPhee

Losing to Hibs on Sunday would be a disaster for Hearts fans. Likewise for Austin MacPhee, although Craig Levein’s assistant coach can also claim a much deeper understanding of the word.

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Kyle Lafferty wont be available for Hearts until the trip to Celtic Park on January 30

Striker Kyle Lafferty suspended for Hearts’ next three games

Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty is suspended for the next three games after his red card at Pittodrie last month, the Evening News can reveal.

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Jon Daly enjoyed his stint as Hearts caretaker boss earlier this season. Pic: SNS

Hearts coach Jon Daly still keen for managerial role

Jon Daly insists his management career is very much a marathon rather than a sprint. After five games in interim charge of Hearts, the 35-year-old Dubliner remains eager to become his own man one day. For now, he is content as part of Craig Levein’s Riccarton backroom team.

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Craig Levein is keen to beef up his attacking options ahead of Sundays derby. Pic: SNS

Craig Levein wants to have striker signed by Hearts-Hibs clash

Craig Levein has prioritised signing a new striker before Hearts’ Scottish Cup tie against Hibs on Sunday. Talks continue regarding the Scotland internationalist Steven Naismith, however the move for Dutchman Leon de Kogel has stalled.

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Scott Fraser is currently recovering from a fractured foot

Hearts keeping close eye on Dundee United’s Scott Fraser

Hearts are interested in signing Dundee United’s Scott Fraser but are waiting to see how and when the midfielder recovers from injury.

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Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin looks back as Oli Shaws strike cannons off the bar and over the Hearts goalline in the last meeting with city rivals Hibs. Pic: SNS

Jon McLaughlin: I knew Hibs had ‘scored’ against Hearts

Jon McLaughlin recalls the thud of shot against crossbar before turning to look behind. He saw the ball bounce down from the underside of the goal frame and cross the line as it hit the turf. Hibs striker Oli Shaw and most others in the vicinity also witnessed it. However, referee Steven McLean and assistant Sean Carr remained impassive and play continued.

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Hearts have been trying to striker a deal with Go Ahead Eagles striker Leon de Kogel

Talks stall between Hearts and Dutch striker Leon de Kogel

Hearts’ move for Leon de Kogel has stalled after the Dutch striker failed to agree terms with Tynecastle officials.

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Hearts striker Cole Stockton says the club are "due" a derby win. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

Cole Stockton: Hearts ready for another physical Hibs clash

Hearts return from Spain’s Costa Blanca tomorrow eager to switch focus from winter training camp to Scottish Cup tie. The feeling within Craig Levein’s squad is that Hibs’ unbeaten run in Edinburgh derbies has gone on long enough.

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Jack Hamilton in action for Hearts

Jack Hamilton aims to win back Hearts No.1 jersey

A loan move in January does not interest Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton. He intends to go nowhere, although he isn’t exactly happy about being second choice this season. His firm plan is to fight back into manager Craig Levein’s plans rather than develop an exit strategy.

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Aaron Hughes made the most of Hearts winter training camp. Picture: SNS.

At 38, Hearts’ Aaron Hughes is taking it one week at a time

Aaron Hughes knows he can’t last forever. At 38, the Hearts defender will take one game at a time until the end of the season. His body won’t allow anything else, and Hughes is pragmatic enough to acknowledge so.

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Demetri Mitchell played for Hearts in their 5-0 friendly defeat against Nurnberg. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Hearts new boy Demetri Mitchell in line for cup debut v Hibs

Hearts manager Craig Levein is ready to pitch Manchester United loanee Demetri Mitchell into next week’s Scottish Cup tie against Hibs. Levein stressed he would have no qualms handing the 21-year-old a Tynecastle debut in an Edinburgh derby.

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Hearts' Esmael Goncalves, right, competes with Nurnberg's Georg Margreitter. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Hearts 0, Nurnberg 5: Jambos well beaten in Spain

FC Nurnberg handed Hearts a comprehensive defeat in the second of their friendlies in Spain.

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Demetri Mitchell is raring to go with Hearts

Demetri Mitchell not daunted by Hearts’ left-back curse

“I’ve been told Hearts have been needing a left-back for a while.” A slight understatement from Demetri Mitchell, the new loan signing at Tynecastle. He trains regularly with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and the rest of Manchester United’s superstars, so being tasked with solving Craig Levein’s full-back problem shouldn’t be overly daunting.

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Marc Leonard is a Scotland Under-17 internationalist

Hearts boss disappointed with Marc Leonard’s Brighton move

Craig Levein today revealed his disappointment at 16-year-old Marc Leonard’s decision to leave Hearts for Brighton.

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Andy Irving scores from a free-kick to make it 1-1

Hearts 1, Vitesse Arnhem 1: Andy Irving goal secures draw

Hearts’ winter training camp in Spain began with a welcome draw against Dutch top-tier club Vitesse Arnhem as new loan signing Demetri Mitchell looked on.

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Demetri Mitchell has joined Hearts until the end of the season

Hearts boss has ‘good feeling’ about Demetri Mitchell

Demetri Mitchell is due to arrive at Hearts’ Spanish training camp today and should make his debut in tomorrow’s friendly against Nuremberg.

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Hearts midfielder Harry Cochrane

Hearts star Harry Cochrane’s parents keep his feet on ground

Despite dominating Scott Brown, helping end Celtic’s unbeaten run, and generally being one of the brightest prospects in Scottish football, 16-year-old Hearts midfielder Harry Cochrane couldn’t possibly develop an ego.

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Steven Naismith has 18 months left to run on his Norwich contract

Hearts make enquiry for Norwich striker Steven Naismith

Hearts have made an enquiry about the availability of Norwich City striker Steven Naismith.

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Demetri Mitchell in action for England Under-20s last summer

Hearts sign Manchester United left-back Demetri Mitchell

Hearts plan to solve their left-back problem with the signing of Manchester United's Demetri Mitchell on loan, the Evening News can reveal.

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