Hearts Player of the Season signs new deal

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Hearts midfielder Ciara Grant has signed a new one-year deal at the club that includes the option of an additional year.

Since signing from Rangers last summer, the 29-year-old has quickly become one of the best players at the Jam Tarts, bossing the midfield throughout their most recent campaign. A passing master, Grant continued to be at the heart of every attack as she pulled the strings from the centre of midfield. The 29-year-old also became a big game player at the club, having either a goal or an assist in every Edinburgh derby. Now, after signing a new contract extension at the club, manager Eva Olid is pleased to have a player of Grant’s quality stay at Hearts for the upcoming season.

“Ciara is a leader on and off the pitch,” Olid told Hearts. “She is demanding, a hard worker and a quality player. She has helped us a lot in achieving our objectives for the previous season and she will be a key player for the objectives of the next."

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Grant’s new deal follows on from Emma Brownlie and Georgia Timms who have both signed new contracts over the last two days. Now the 29-year-old will be looking towards the upcoming 2023 World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The Republic of Ireland international helped her side overcome Scotland in the play-offs to reach their first-ever World Cup late last year. The tournament starts on July 20 lasting a month meaning Grant may miss the start of Hearts 2023/24 campaign.

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