Hearts' first pre-season friendly in pictures as youngsters shine in 6-0 win
A number of youngsters were given the chance to impress as Hearts ran out 6-0 winners in their opening pre-season friendly against Linlithgow Rose on Saturday.
Youth coach John Rankin took charge of the match with the senior management team of Robbie Neilson Lee McCulloch and Gordon Forrest asbent due to Covid-related issues.
It brought a comfortable Hearts victory with highly-rated teenager Harry Stone starting in goal, alongside several prospects from the Tynecastle youth ranks such as Connor Smith, Finlay Pollock and Euan Henderson.
Frenchman Loic Damour, out of favour since March 2020, also made an unexpected appearance in central midfield against East of Scotland League opponents.
You can read the match report HERE, and browse our picture gallery below.