Ryan Stevenson says he’s excited by the prospect of playing for Hearts again having rejoined the club on a three-year deal.
The 28-year-old, who left the Tynecastle side in January after a dispute over unpaid wages, is back in Scotland after an unsuccessful six-month spell with Championship side Ipswich Town.
Stevenson made 22 appearances for the capital club last term, scoring four goals before making the move to East Anglia.
He told Hearts’ official website: “I’m excited by the prospect of returning to the club. Naturally the circumstances of my previous departure might have made this move seem unlikely but I want to assure everyone that I am only focused on playing and winning with Hearts. I am delighted to be here.”
Motherwell had expressed in signing the midfielder, who received a Scotland call-up for the friendly against Cyrpus last November.
Hearts boss John McGlynn added: “I am delighted that we have re-signed Ryan. He is a quality player and can be used in a number of roles. He’s physically strong and will be an asset to this Hearts team. When I heard he wanted to return it was a simple decision for me to make. He gives us more options and that is to be welcomed.”
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