Kenny Anderson rejoins Dutch side Waalwijk from Hearts

Kenny Anderson has rejoined RKC Waalwijk following his release by Hearts. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS
Kenny Anderson has rejoined RKC Waalwijk following his release by Hearts. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS
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Freed Hearts midfielder Kenny Anderson has gone back to the Netherlands to rejoin his first club, RKC Waalwijk.

The 23-year-old, who was released from his Tynecastle contract last week, has signed an 18-month deal with the Dutch side he left for Tynecastle in February 2015.

Dutch-born Anderson, whose father is Scottish, failed to establish himself at Hearts, where he played nine times and scored once. He was in RKC’s youth academy at the age of ten and spent three seasons in the first team before moving to Edinburgh. The Dutch club were delighted to pick up Anderson for nothing after Hearts released him with six months left on his contract

“He’s a real RKC boy,” said managing director Remco Oversier. “In midfield we have many good players, but we missed a runner. Last season Kenny took a nice move after his first period at RKC. Unfortunately for him, it is not quite turned out as he had hoped, but he nonetheless had a great year in Scotland.

“When we became aware that Kenny’s contract was being rescinded at Hearts, we contacted him quickly. We are very happy that Kenny is coming home to RKC Waalwijk.”