Hearts winger Lewis Moore signs new two-year deal

Academy graduate agrees to stay on at Tynecastle
Lewis Moore will stay at Hearts for another two years.Lewis Moore will stay at Hearts for another two years.
Lewis Moore will stay at Hearts for another two years.

Hearts winger Lewis Moore has signed a new two-year contract to stay at Tynecastle Park.

The 21-year-old rose to prominence under manager Daniel Stendel during the second half of last season and has now committed his future to Hearts until 2022.

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He is seen as one of a group of young Riccarton academy graduates who could make a major impact at first-team level over the next year and beyond.

Moore’s previous deal expired on May 31 but he and full-back Jamie Brandon were both offered new two-year agreements. Hearts have yet to confirm whether Brandon has accepted but it is understood he is also keen to stay.

Moore spent the first half of last season on loan at Falkirk and feared his Hearts career was over. He returned to his parent club in January and quickly impressed Stendel, who arrived as manager just a few weeks previously.

The pair struck up a rapport and Moore played nine times between January and March until Scottish football entered shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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He will now prepare for next season starting and hope to cement a regular place in the Hearts first team.

He has been with the Edinburgh club since under-10 level and progressed through the Riccarton youth academy before making his senior debut against St Johnstone in May 2016.

Subsequent loans at Cowdenbeath, Forfar Athletic and then Falkirk gave him game time and prepared him for the competitive nature of first-team football.

Moore struggled to make an impact at Hearts under previous manager Craig Levein but has adapted well to an aggressive, high energy approach under Stendel.

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