The January transfer window is now open. Many teams will be looking to sign players that can give them an extra boost going forward.

One such team is Hearts. The Tynecastle club is currently top of the Championship table, which is their aim for this season. However, their most recent result was a 3-1 loss to Dundee. That result showed that promotion back to the Premiership is still far from guaranteed.

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson seems to be well aware of that. He has disclosed that he is looking to add some new attacking dimensions to his side to make sure that there is no repeat of the result or performance at Dens Park.

“Something a bit different”

“We need something a bit different up front, somebody with a bit of physicality who will link the play” he said.

Dundee v Heart of Midlothian - Scottish Championship

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson is looking to make signings in January (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“You saw from the game on Saturday night at Dundee that there wasn’t a lot of football played. The surface was poor and starting to freeze up so teams are going direct” Neilson went on.


The Hearts boss is looking to recruit a player who will have the ability to hold the ball up and bring his teammates into the game.

“Teams will press”

“Teams will press the living daylights out of you and you need to be able to play through that, link up and secure possession further up the pitch. We are looking for somebody who can do that for us” Neilson explained.

Celtic v Heart of Midlothian - Scottish Cup Final

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see who the Hearts boss opts to sign in the January window. No doubt fans of the Tynecastle club will be watching with interest to see which players are brought in.

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