Hearts sign ex-Rangers 'goalscoring midfielder' to pro-contract after impressing John Rankin

Hearts have completed the signing of teenager Callum Sandilands to a pro-contract.

Thursday, 9th September 2021, 12:24 pm
Callum Sandilands impressed John Rankin during his trial. (Photo by Craig Brown / SNS Group)

The 16-year-old joins after a successful trial period following his release from Rangers.

Under-18s boss John Rankin has been impressed with the midfielder’s attitude, as well as his technical qualities.

“Callum first came in on trial back in June and really impressed us,” Rankin told the Hearts website.

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“He’s a goalscoring midfielder who brings so much energy to the team and he can also play in a number of positions across midfield.

“He’s got good vision and technical ability and, equally as important, has a fantastic attitude.

"I believe Hearts is the perfect place for him to continue his development and I look forward to seeing him progress over the coming months and years.”

Meanwhile, fellow new boy Barrie McKay is likely to be involved in the Edinburgh derby at the weekend, but only from the bench.

Manager Robbie Neilson has been impressed with how well he has done in training this week.

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