Nothing was expected in terms of signings with the majority of fans recognising this is a strong Hearts squad which has been underperforming. Craig Levein has taken the brunt of the fans anger and he will be hoping that he just about has his full squad available when big games come around after the international break. Could this be his best XI? (Long-term absentee Jamie Walker has not been included)
Was signed from Manchester United to be No.1.
A certain starter. One of the clubs most consistent players.
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The football brain in the defence and helps the side build from the back, and largely on the floor.
Has been the best centre-back this season in a defence which has had its issues.
Hugely talented, composed and simply the best man for the job despite his age.
An experienced operator and someone fans will be looking to help the style of play.
Still injured but would be an automatic pick. That being said, the Austrian may have a hard time getting past Andy Irving on the youngsters current form.
There has been a lot of excitement around the player. Craig Levein says it will take him a month to get up to speed but could provide creativity from the right.
Its obvious, isnt it?
Playing with more confidence and gives the team pace, width and directness.
Has worked his socks off for the team but has found it difficult at times with little around him. Should link up really well with Naismith.