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Saturday 25 Jan 2020
Liam Boyce 'buzzing' after he agrees move to Hearts

Scottish Premiership side Hearts have signed Northern Ireland striker Liam Boyce from Burton Albion on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Boyce, 28, who scored 31 goals in 94 games for Burton, returns to Scotland after an absence of three years, having previously spent a number of seasons with Ross County. 

“This is a move that could have happened a couple of times before but I obviously ended up in England," Boyce said. 

“When the opportunity presented itself again I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else and I’m buzzing to be here.

“This is an absolutely massive club,” added the former Cliftonville player. “There’s potential here and having met the manager I’ve got a good idea of what he’s like.  

“This is a great opportunity and hopefully we can get a couple of wins on board and build something special here.

“I obviously know Michael Smith and Conor Washington well from the Northern Ireland set-up; they’ve been texting me non-stop, they’re great lads and I'm looking forward to getting started now.”

Hearts are currently bottom of the Premiership but Boyce, who has 21 senior caps and one international goal to his credit, could be in line for an instant debut as his new side entertain Steven Gerrard’s Rangers at Tynecastle on Sunday afternoon.