Hearts confirm exit of defender who joins Championship side on loan

Hearts have confirmed Chris Hamilton has joined Arbroath on loan until January.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 5:22 pm
Chris Hamilton has joined Arbroath on loan. Picture: SNS

The versatile defender featured for the Smokies in a recent friendly ahead against St Johnstone ahead of his move.

Hamilton, a tenacious and committed competitor, played at right-back in the absence of former Hearts full-back Jason Thomson.

The 20-year-old spent last season out on loan at League One Dumbarton and fourth tier Stirling Albion where he featured in midfield.

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The previous campaign saw Hamilton impress in the centre of defence for Cowdenbeath in League Two.

Hearts are keen for the player to get experience at a higher level

Arbroath manager Dick Campbell revealed a conversation with former boss Craig Levein encouraged him to make a move for Hamilton who has made one senior appearance for the Tynecastle side.

“When I spoke to Robbie Neilson he was keen to help,” he said. “Chris was at Stirling last year but Hearts want to get him to a higher level.”