Hearts reassure right-back Cammy Logan as teen prepares to face Rangers
Hearts today reassured teenager Cammy Logan that he does have a future at Tynecastle Park after the loan signing of namesake Shay from Aberdeen.
The 19-year-old right-back is currently on loan at Cove Rangers until the end of the campaign hoping to gain more first-team experience.
Hearts coaching staff chose to agree a loan deal for Shay Logan rather than recall Cammy this week when they wanted another right-back for the senior squad.
However, manager Robbie Neilson stressed to the Evening News that Logan will get his opportunity in time.
Those in charge want the Riccarton youth academy graduate to play as much as possible after Cove’s season resumed last month.
He could find himself involved against Rangers at Ibrox in Sunday’s Scottish Cup tie and Hearts hope his appearances could reach double figures before the campaign ends.
Fans in Gorgie have turned on Neilson and owner Ann Budge but the main reason for leaving Logan at Cove was a footballing one.
“It’s not so much keeping him out of the fire, we’re looking at his long-term development,” explained Neilson. “We want him to get ten or 15 games at Cove Rangers.
“There is no point bringing him back here and he gets three or four games maximum, then has to sit about waiting.
“The League One and League Two teams have got a lot of games still to play so it’s an opportunity for him at Cove. We are thinking about him for next season.
“We want him to get as many games as possible with Cove, get the experience and then come back in the summer and push to get involved with us.”