Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is hoping to sign a winger before the transfer window slams shut.
The position became a priority for the Jambos boss after on-loan Preston North End man Josh Ginnelly was ruled out for the rest of the season with a ruptured hamstring suffered in the 4-0 win over Raith Rovers on Tuesday.
“We’re looking to bring two or potentially three in if we can,” Neilson said. “It’s important we keep building and giving ourselves options in all areas of the pitch.
“With Ginnelly out, we need to try and recruit in the wide area. So we’re looking for another winger, plus a central midfielder, and someone to come in and compete with Michael Smith at right-back."
Here we take a look at six wide options Neilson may want to consider bringing to Tynecastle before the window closes at midnight on Monday.
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1. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen)
Hearts tried unsuccessfully to sign the winger before his return to Aberdeen in 2017. He's largely been a peripheral figure this term and, at 33 and on an expiring deal, may represent a short-term fix. Photo: Craig Foy - SNS Group
2. Billy Bodin (Preston)
Signed during Joe Savage's time at Deepdale, the one-cap Welsh international is in the last six months on his deal and has barely played this season due to injury - which may scare off Hearts from any serious interest. Photo: JASON CAIRNDUFF
3. Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town)
The former Newcastle winger, who can play on both flanks, has been a squad player in the Championship this term and is another in the six last months of his deal Photo: Naomi Baker
4. Jiri Skalak (Millwall)
The experienced, 17-cap Czech international has played just five times for the London club this term. With the left-winger's deal running down, both a loan and permanent move could be in play. Photo: Marc Atkins