Hearts manager Daniel Stendel has gone back to his former club Barnsley to secure Toby Sibbick.
The natural defender has joined the Jambos from Oakwell on a loan deal until the end of the season. He’s Stendel’s second Hearts signing following Donis Avdijaj’s Tynecastle arrival.
Sibbick started out at AFC Wimbledon. After 38 apperances, he caught the eye of then-Barnsley boss Stendel. The German opted to bring him to Oakwell.
He’s made 18 appearances since that move and has now moved to Gorgie for more regular first-team action. He’ll train with his new teammates today as he looks to help Hearts secure Premiership safety this season.
Capable of playing centre-back, full-back and central midfield, Sibbick is a versatile option for Stendel. The Hearts boss could field his new man against Rangers tomorrow afternoon.
Finding themselves four points away from safety, every point is vital for the Tynecastle outfit right now. The odds will be stacked against them when they face Rangers, but a draw earlier in the season shows they can live with Steven Gerrard’s men.
Perhaps Hearts’ Barnsley loanee will get a debut against the Glasgow side.