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Steven Naismith joins Hearts on loan

Craig Levein feels he has pulled off a coup in bringing Naismith to Tynecastle.

Steven Naismith
Steven Naismith

Steven Naismith has joined Hearts on loan, the Edinburgh club have announced.

The 31-year-old striker has signed until the end of the season from Sky Bet Championship side Norwich.

Naismith will train with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday and could make his Hearts debut in Sunday’s William Hill Scottish Cup tie against Hibernian at Tynecastle.

Speaking to, manager Craig Levein said: “It’s a bit of a coup to bring somebody in of Steven’s quality, not just in a footballing sense but as a person as well.

“It’s much in keeping with the senior players we have here already, the likes of Don Cowie, Christophe Berra and Aaron Hughes.

“I think he’ll be a huge player in the dressing room and a great example to the rest of the team. On top of that he’s a fantastically talented football player.

“He’ll bring a bit of nous, experience, energy and enthusiasm – which he has in abundance. He’s also got goal-scoring ability.”

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