Date: 12th June 2007 at 9:44pm
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I’ve heard quite a few rumours that Hearts are trying to put a deal together to sign Barry Robson from Dundee United.

As we all know there are an awful lot of these rumours flying around just now and the vast majority of them will be absolute nonsense, but this one would make a bit more sense than most in my view.

Robson is a player that I’ve always been impressed with in games against United. He’s a tenacious and skilful winger who has a decent eye for goal. He also has a bit of dig, something that Hearts are desperately lacking in the midfield area.

It’s been suggested that Robbie Neilson could be part of the deal to bring Robson to Tynecastle and again, this would make sense as United manager Craig Levein is a known admirer of the Hearts full back. And does it really look likely that Robbie will be back in the first team next season? I’d doubt it, considering he couldn’t get a game ahead of players like Ibrahim Tall and Hristos Karipidis, neither of whom are what you would call natural right backs.

This could quite easily be another crock of the proverbial, but if it does happen then I don’t think it would be a bad move for Hearts. In fact for all concerned it could be a very good piece of business. We’ll see what happens.