Jeffries still looking for the right faces

By TwoTonTed
Last updated : 08 June 2010
Hearts Assistant manager Billy Brown has assured fans the of the Tynecastle club that he and Jim Jeffries are pulling out all the stops to add further quality players to the squad following the capture of Kevin Kyle. The striker joined Hearts side on a free transfer last Thursday to link up with his old Kilmarnock mentors. Jefferies has never hidden his desire to add more new faces over the summer but Brown says they will only make a move for targets who they are sure are the right ones for Hearts. Brown said: "We are trying but getting good players - and the right types of players in - isn't easy. We know what our aims are - whether we can get them or not we don't know. But we are making every endeavour to bring in one or two more faces if it is at all possible."

This is the second time Klye has been signed by Jeffries. The striker was brought to Kilmarnock by Jefferies in January 2009 after a spell south of the border and impressed enough to earn a recall to the Scotland scene after a five-year absence. Brown sees no reason why the big striker cannot force his way into current national team boss Craig Levein's plans if he fulfils his potential at Tynecastle. He said: "We have signed a player with great experience, who has played at the highest level in England and is a Scottish international. If he can get back to the form he showed at that time (at Kilmarnock) I think Craig will be looking at him. Whether he is the type Craig wants in the international set-up is another matter. His recall the last time was warranted and if he can get back to that level, he must come into the Scotland manager's thinking. He is a big lad and everyone who plays against him is wary. He is a threat and the more threats we can have in the team, the better. He is a handful and is physical. If we can get him fit and keep him fit, I'm sure he will pay dividends for us."

Asked what kind of player Hearts fans can expect to see, Brown went on: "Don't expect Lionel Messi! But Kevin knows the game and knows where to go in the 18-yard box. He has learned the game well, he can play to feet, has a good idea of the game and, at Tynecastle where we like to get the ball into the box a lot and put teams under pressure, he will prove a handful. It says a lot for Hearts that he wanted to come here as I know he turned down more money. The club was a big attraction for him and he has a great will to do well."

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