Hearts confirm Scott Fraser signing – Why Naismith is pleased to land midfielder

Scott Fraser’s loan signing has been verified by Heart of Midlothian.

The 28-year-old, who will wear No. 29, has joined English League One team Charlton Athletic till the end of the season. After Dexter Lembikisa, he joins the team as its second January addition. Meanwhile, Yan Dhanda has committed to a pre-contract deal to join in the summer.

The midfielder was supposed to join Hearts last week. Fraser, eager to get back to Scotland, headed north, cleared a medical, and watched the team defeat Dundee 3-2. The agreement, though, ran into trouble when his parent club parted ways with manager Michael Appleton. But Naismith finally got his target and he might make his debut against Dundee at Dens Park on Saturday.

After considering the former Dundee United midfielder in the summer, the team decided to give him another look this month since Alex Lowry has returned to Rangers and Barrie McKay is injured.

“I’m happy that we were able to close the deal and add Scott to the team,” Steven Naismith stated on the team’s website. “He has a lot of experience, is a terrific guy, and is familiar with Scottish football, so he should fit right in.”

He always wants to move forward, therefore he’ll add aggression to our attack. It’s hoped that he can continue to score goals and dish out plenty of assists for Hearts as we try to build on our recent success. He has a proven track record of doing both in Scotland and England.

Fraser made almost 100 appearances during his time at Tannadice, where he first gained expertise in Scottish football. He has been playing in England for about six years, having played for Burton Albion, MK Dons, Ipswich Town, and Charlton.

It’s no secret that we’ve been trying to get Scott in for a while, and sometimes these things take time, but we’re happy to get it done, and I have to say a big thank you to Will Thornton and Omni Sports for all of their assistance, said Sporting Director Joe Savage.

“Scott had to wait his turn, but now he can play with the first team and show our supporters what a talented player he is.”

“I’m also incredibly happy that we were able to help the manager figure out which spots he needed to enhance and then accomplish his goals.

“Everyone is excited to carry on the positivity into the later portion of the season, and we’re in a good place right now.”




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