Hearts coach Gordon Forrest believes players like Liverpool loanee Ben Woodburn and Beni Baningime have added depth to manager Robbie Neilson’s squad.

Woodburn won a Man of the Match award against Hibs on his first Tynecastle start since arriving from Liverpool on Sunday while Baningime has shone following his permanent move from Everton. Other signings like Alex Cochrane, Taylor Moore, Josh Ginnelly and Barrie McKay have added depth and Forrest believes it’s benefiting Hearts.

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Baningime has shone in Hearts’ midfield. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

They travel to Dingwall to face Ross County on Saturday, with the chance to go top of the Scottish Premiership. Forrest said: “With the additions to the already good group we have got, it now provides good options for us for the starting XI to coming off the bench, but not only that, it gives us good training sessions, good competition.

“We have a good group of players, they understand it’s going to take the squad to achieve what we want to try to achieve this season. So you can see they are sticking together just now, they are helping each other out. They know they will get their opportunities and when they do get their opportunities, they will produce for us.

“But we need that full squad. At the moment the boys are in a good place, supporting each other.”

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