Hearts have tied up prolific striker Liam Boyce on a new contract. 

The Northern Irishman, who is currently out of action with a cruciate injury, has put pen to paper on a deal which will keep him at Tynecastle until 2024.

Since arriving at the club in January 2020, he has scored 35 times in 87 appearances for the Edinburgh side.

16 of those goals came last season and helped the Jambos on their way to a third place finish in the Scottish Premiership.

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is delighted with the business and feels that the striker cab be a great asset for the team.

Speaking to the official club website, he said: “It’s great news that Liam has committed his future to the club.

“He’s an integral part of the team and really suits our style of play, so to know that he’s going to be here longer is really positive.

“We’re not rushing him, he’ll continue to rehab and build up his fitness. When he’s ready to be involved then we’ll involve him.”

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Sporting Director Joe Savage said: “Liam’s a top player and we want to look after him, as we do with all of our players.

“It was obviously a massive blow to lose him for so long but it gave everyone a chance to sit down and discuss things, and we’re really happy that we were all in agreement that his future is with Hearts.

“There is a further year’s option on his contract and I’m pretty confident that we’ll see Boycie continue to bang in the goals beyond 2024.”

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