Heart of Midlothian F.C. Under-20s and Academy

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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;
Ochilview, Stenhousemuir
Owner Ann Budge
Chairwoman Ann Budge[1]
Manager Jon Daly
League SPFL Development League
Current season

In addition to the Heart of Midlothian F.C. first team competing in the Scottish Premiership, the club also maintain an Under-20 squad in the SPFL Development League and various youth teams. Previously the club fielded a reserve team, prior to its abandonment in 2009.

Reserve Team[edit]

Hearts Reserves were the reserve team of Heart of Midlothian.

Hearts were members of the Scottish Premier Reserve League from 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.

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 Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir whilst training at Riccarton (Heriot-Watt University).

The Under-20s head coach is Jon Daly, 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
26 Canada MF Dario Zanatta
28 Canada DF Marcus Godinho
29 Scotland MF Jamie Brandon
30 Scotland FW Rory Currie
31 Scotland MF Dale Baxter
32 Scotland DF Leon Jones
35 Canada MF Harry Paton
36 Scotland MF Lewis Moore
38 Scotland GK Kelby Mason
No. Position Player
39 Scotland DF Daniel Baur
40 Scotland FW Callumn Morrison
41 Bulgaria MF Alex Petkov
42 Scotland DF Aaron Reid
43 Scotland DF Kyle Smith
44 Scotland MF Andrew Irving
45 England FW Zidan Akers
-- Scotland FW Alistair Roy
-- United States GK Wojciech Gajda



  • Scottish Reserve League[4] (1955-1975)
Champions (1): 1958
Runners-up (4): 1957, 1971, 1972, 1975
  • Premier Reserve League[5] (1975-1998)
Champions (2): 1993, 1997
Runners-up (1): 1996
Champions (1): 1999–00
Runners-up (2): 2003–04, 2008–09


Winners (3): 1993, 1998, 2000
Runners-up (3): 2006, 2014, 2016
Winners (1): 2001
Runner-up (3): 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12


Position Name
Director of Football Craig Levein
Under-20 team head coach Jon Daly

Former youth team players[edit]

External links[edit]