Hearts teenager Ian Smith is targeting a first-team breakthrough after signing a new one-year deal at the club.
The 17-year-old, who has been a mainstay of the club’s under-20 team, told Hearts’ website: “I’m absolutely delighted to have signed a new deal and I’m just looking to the year ahead now. Hopefully I can kick on and push myself closer to the first team.
“The club’s been great in terms of producing young players in recent years so hopefully I can add to that and be one of the ones who pushes on. It’s going to be a big year for me, no doubt about that.”