Hearts have confirmed that defender Stephen Kingsley has committed his future to the Jambos until 2025 after signing an extension to his contract at Tynecastle.

The defender was one of a number of key Hearts players out of contract in the summer and follows Craig Gordon and Craig Halkett in extending their deals with Robbie Neilson’s side.

The Hearts boss is delighted to have tied down the 27-year-old to an extended deal as he looks to build on the Jambos’ strong first half the season, saying: It’s fantastic to get Stephen committed to Hearts for another three seasons.

“He’s gone from strength to strength since he arrived here and he’s undoubtedly one of the country’s top defenders.

“It’s a big boost for us and everyone here is delighted to get it sorted.”

Kingsley has been an important player for the Gorgie side, scoring four times and recording ten shutouts so far this season.

With John Souttar looking likely to leave Tynecastle this month, the former Falkirk, Swnasea City and Hull defender will have an even bigger role to play for Hearts.

Since returning to Scottish football, Kingsley has been a shred addition to the Hearts squad and getting him secured on a long-term contract should be a good bit of business for the Jambos over the coming seasons.

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