Alan Forrest has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal with Heart of Midlothian, extending his stay at Tynecastle until 2026.

The 27-year-old joined the Edinburgh club in 2022 from Livingston and has scored seven goals across 67 appearances so far. Forrest also recently assisted both Hearts strikes just before the winter break against his old team.

Speaking after the announcement was made, head coach Steven Naismith said: “It’s great news that Alan has committed his future to the club.

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“He’s a hard worker, always keen to learn and I think everyone can see his performances on the pitch continue to get better as the games go by.

“He’s made a big impact here since joining and we’re delighted he’s going to be around for a while longer.”

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Sporting Director Joe Savage added: “It’s a big boost to get Alan’s future sorted. He’s a popular player in the dressing room and with the coaching staff, so for him to commit his future to Hearts is very positive.

“I have to give a big thanks to Alan’s agent, Liam O’Donnell, for his assistance in getting the deal done.

“There are, of course, a few players approaching the end of their contracts and we’re currently in discussions with them about extending.

"I’d like to think we’ll have some more positive news on that front soon.”