Hearts manager Robbie Neilson has praised teenage full-back Cammy Logan and new signing Mihai Popescu, following the friendly win over Partick Thistle.
The Jambos concluded their pre-season with a 2-0 victory at Firhill on Friday afternoon, courtesy of goals from Jamie Walker and Andrew Irving.
Logan was one of the few in Maroon to play the full 90 minutes, having earlier penned a new contract which ties him to Tynecastle until 2023 [heartsfc.co.uk].
Speaking after the game, Neilson praised the 18-year-old, who played at left-back in the first half before switching sides after the break.
“He’s been called up to the Scotland Under-19s too (as well as signing the new deal),” he said. “I like him; he’s got good athleticism, good composure and he’s a good size as well.”
“I think he’s got a big future for us. And we’ve got Michael in there but both of them can play either side which is good.”
✍️ Young full-back Cammy Logan has signed a new contract that will keep him at Hearts until 2023 👏
— Heart of Midlothian FC (@JamTarts) October 2, 2020
Former St Mirren defender, Mihai Popescu, made his Hearts debut in the game, starting alongside Craig Halkett.
The 6ft 2″ centre-back signed from Dinamo Bucharest on a two-year deal in mid-September and played the first 45 minutes in Maryhill, impressing his new manager.
“We are very pleased with him,” said Neilson. “Again, he’s not up to fitness yet. He’s been training in Romania and hadn’t played any games, then he’s been in the house for the last two weeks.”
“That was the first time he actually joined the squad. He came in on Thursday and got tested, so it was good to get him out there and let him get a feel for it.
“I think he’ll add a lot to us this season.”