Hearts midfielder set to join Livingston on loan

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Hearts teenager Bobby Burns is to join Livingston on loan to get regular first-team football.

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Bobby Burns is to move from Hearts on loan to Livingston

Bobby Burns is to move from Hearts on loan to Livingston

A summer arrival from the Northern Irish club Glenavon, the versatile midfielder is moving to Almondvale temporarily after making four Hearts appearances so far.

Burns signed a three-year contract with the Edinburgh club in June and, at 18, is viewed as a prospect for the future by the Tynecastle hierarchy.

The move to Livingston is intended to let him continue developing by playing Scottish Premiership football week in and week out.

He had found himself on the periphery of the Hearts first-team recently but is expected to feature regularly under new Livingston manager Gary Holt.