Steven Naismith joins Hearts on loan
Craig Levein feels he has pulled off a coup in bringing Naismith to Tynecastle.
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.
Welcome to Hearts: Steven Naismith! ❤️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/JljKkLcEHC— Heart of Midlothian (@JamTarts) January 18, 2018
Speaking to heartsfc.co.uk, 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.”