Date: 14th June 2016 at 8:02pm
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Robbie Muirhead has come to Hearts on a one-year deal with his arrival confirmed earlier this week.

Muirhead, who spent time with Kilmarnock before joining Dundee United with the forward leaving them in the summer when they were relegated, is someone Robbie Neilson’s pleased to bring in.

The Hearts boss has told the BBC he feels he has ‘good potential’ but still has ‘a long way to go’ to get to where he would want him to be but feels he can achieve that with him challenged to prove it.

‘I’m pleased to get him. I think he has good potential. He still has a long way to go but he is the type of player we want to get in.’

Dundee United opted to release him in April, when he was a little over a year into a three-and-a-half year contract signed in January 2015 when he cost £150,000 from Kilmarnock but he only managed the two-goals in 27-matches for the club having time on loan with Partick Thistle.

Neilson is now hopeful of getting the best out of the 20-year-old former Scottish U19 international, adding.

‘We all knew of his time at Kilmarnock. We had looked at him, then obviously Dundee United came in and paid a big fee for him and he went there. The way things have worked out with United getting relegated there was an opportunity to get back in and we have managed to do something. He did really well at Kilmarnock. We think coming here he still has a lot of hard work to do. We want to bring in Scottish players as well we want to develop.’

Muirhead himself knows his future is down to him as he looks to get his career back on track following a disappointing 18-month spell.

Telling the Official Website.

‘The gaffer says I need to work hard, first and foremost. Everything’s down to me. The last 18 months haven’t been ideal. I have a lot to prove, not just to myself but to a lot of people in and around people who have maybe doubted me.’

He went onto say he was ‘delighted to be here’ and was also ‘buzzing’ as he’s come to a ‘massive club.’

John Souttar came to Tynecastle from Dundee United last season with the defender a former teammate of his.

Finishing by saying.

‘John Souttar messaged me on Sunday. He told me when he first came here that the training was a lot harder than he was used to and that he had to sleep for 15 hours a day to begin with… I’ve followed him to my last two clubs so he’s asked me to keep my distance in training.’

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