Hearts loan round-up: Cammy Logan handed Cove start, Colin Doyle on Kilmarnock bench, Chris Hamilton involved for Stirling
It wasn’t the most action packed weekend for the players Hearts have loaned out around the SPFL and in England.
Colin Doyle was dropped by Tommy Wright for Kilmarnock’s key relegation clash against Motherwell on Saturday after a difficult time against St Mirren in the Scottish Cup.
Killie went down 2-0 to a Jordan Roberts-less Steelmen side. The winger’s season has ended earlier due to a knee injury.
In the Championship, Lewis Moore wasn’t in the Arbroath squad which drew with Greenock Morton and secured the Smokies’ place in the Championship for next season.
Meanwhile, Craig Wighton was one of seven changes made by Dunfermline Athletic boss Stevie Crawford for the match with already relegated Alloa Athletic on Friday night.
With one eye on the play-offs the Pars went down 1-0, Craig Wighton coming off the bench with under 20 minutes to go. He created a couple of promising opportunities for Scott Banks which came to nothing.
Dropping into League One, Cammy Logan was handed a start as a right wing-back for Cove Rangers against Airdrieonians.
The 19-year-old made some very good attacking runs to make himself an option high up the park in the second half. But with the team trailing 1-0, he was replaced just after the hour mark.
Connor Smith was one of four subs made by Paul Hartley but the midfielder was unable to help Cove earn a result as they felt to a 2-0 loss. Despite the result the will finish either second or third in League One.
Staying in the third tier, Harry Cochrane was not in the Montrose squad as they defeated Falkirk 2-1.
In League Two, Harry Stone was once again between the sticks for Albion Rovers as they drew 1-1 with Brechin City.
The teenager was beaten early on but it was ruled out for offside before conceding from the spot, Kieran Inglis firing past him. Those moments aside, it was a relatively quiet afternoon for the goalkeeper.
Chris Hamilton started at the base of Stirling Albion’s midfield and put in a typically combative performance.
He was beaten at the back post in the 89th minute by Daryl Duffy to give Stranraer a 2-1 lead but was involved in the equaliser deep into stoppage time, his ball into the box headed against the post before Declan Byrne finished.
Olly Lee was in action for Gillingham in English League One when he came up against former Hearts team-mates in Sean Clare and Ryan Edwards.
Lee started in midfield and lasted 74 minutes before being replaced with his side leading 1-0.
Clare, who started in midfield with Edwards, played the full 90 minutes as Burton scored late on to draw 1-1. Both teams are heading for mid-table finishes.
With Hearts' season now finished, a number of players are set to be involved in end of season play-offs giving them valuable big-game experience with so much on the line.
They will be looking to potentially impress manager Robbie Neilson with players returning to pre-season training on June 15.