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Gallacher signs two year deal with Hearts after Ibrox departure

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Former Rangers goalkeeper Scott Gallacher has signed a two-year deal with Championship side Hearts after he was released by Rangers at the end of last season.

The 25-year-old is Hearts’ seventh signing of the summer and brings with him a wealth of experience at all levels of the Scottish game having came through the ranks at Rangers, and being farmed out on loan to Cowdenbeath, Forfar Athletic and Airdrieonians during his eight years at Ibrox.

Gallacher has played 51 games for all four clubs, but made only six senior appearances for the Ibrox side.

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson, commenting after Gallacher’s acquisition, he said: “We’re glad to get Scott in. I fully expect him to push Neil Alexander all the way for the No.1 shirt as he’s certainly got the ability to do so.

“We’ve said all along that we were going to try and bring another goalkeeper in but it was a case of waiting to make sure that we got what we were looking for.

“We heard that he’d left Rangers so we made the move and spoke to his agent. We wanted to get it sorted because it gives us a bit more competition in the goalkeeping stakes.

“Scott has got experience; he’s played at Forfar and Airdrie and obviously Rangers. We’ve now got three good goalkeepers.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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