New Hearts signing Barrie McKay says ‘the size’ of the Scottish Premiership club is what attracted him to Tynecastle, following his exit from Swansea City.

The winger exited Swansea City earlier this summer after a three-year stint in Wales with the English Championship club. He now joins Robbie Neilson’s Hearts on a two-year deal ahead of Sunday’s Edinburgh derby with Hibs. McKay has previously played in Scotland with Rangers and spent last season on loan at Fleetwood Town.

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McKay has joined Hearts. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Hibs were interested in signing McKay but the winger has chosen Gorgie as his next destination after Swansea City. He said: “Hearts is the right club for me because of the size of the club, the way that they want to play and I’ve played here before.

“The fans are brilliant. They’re on your back if you’re on the opposition team but they get right behind their players.

 

“The fans will get behind you instead of getting on to you. It’ll definitely be a different experience but it’s one that I’m looking forward to. The manager and the way the club wants to go is a project that I want to be a part of.”

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