Heart of Midlothian F.C. Reserve and Youth squads

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Heart of Midlothian
Heart of Midlothian FC logo.svg
Full name Heart of Midlothian Football Club Development Squad
Nickname(s) The Maroons (earliest nickname);
The Jam Tarts;
The Famous
Founded 1874; (138 years ago)
Ground Riccarton Academy & New Victoria Park, Newtongrange
Owner Ann Budge
Chairwoman Ann Budge[1]
Manager Jack Ross
League SPFL Development League
Current season

In addition to the Heart of Midlothian first team, competing in the Scottish Championship, Heart of Midlothian F.C. also maintain an SPFL Development squad and youth teams. Previously the club fielded a reserve team, prior to its abandonment in 2009.

Reserve Team[edit]

Hearts Reserves are the reserve team of Heart of Midlothian.

Hearts have been members of the Scottish Premier Reserve League since its foundation in the 1998/99 season. The league started as an U21 League but reverted to an open age group league in season 2004/05.[2] The Reserve League was abandoned for season 2009/10 due to financial constraints and a lack of support from other clubs.[3] Hearts Reserves formerly played their home games at Forthbank Stadium (the home of Stirling Albion). The team mainly consisted of Under-19 players and those on the fringe of the first team squad. Some of the first team also played when recovering from injury.

The Reserves' head coach was Gary Locke.


  • Scottish Premier Reserve League Champions (1): 1999–00
  • Scottish Premier Reserve League Runners-up (2): 2003–04, 2008–09

Under-20 Team & development squad[edit]

The Heart of Midlothian Under-20 Team competes in the SPFL Development League previously the Scottish Premier Under 20's League.

The under-20s play their home matches at New Victoria Park whilst training at Riccarton (Heriot-Watt University).

The Under-20s head coach is Jack Ross, following the promotion of Robbie Neilson.

U20 development squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
11 Scotland MF Sam Nicholson
16 Scotland FW Gary Oliver
26 Scotland DF Liam Gordon
27 Scotland MF Angus Beith
28 Scotland FW Robbie Buchanan
29 Scotland DF Liam Smith
30 Scotland DF Jordan McGhee
No. Position Player
31 Scotland DF Liam Henderson
32 Scotland FW Alistair Roy
34 Scotland MF Sean McKirdy
35 Scotland MF Nathan Flanagan
36 Scotland MF Ian Smith


  • SFA Youth Cup Winners (3): 1993, 1998 & 2000
  • SFA Youth Cup Runner-up (2): 2006 & 2014
  • Scottish Premier U19 League Runner-up (3): 2008–09, 2010-11, 2011-12


Position Name
Director of Football Craig Levein
Under-20 team head coach Jack Ross

Former youth team players[edit]

External links[edit]




  1. ^ "Ann Budge to start at Tynecastle on Monday". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ SPL Reserve League - General Information
  3. ^ Reserve League scrapped, Ewing Grahame: The Telegraph, published 5 January 2009