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Liverpool's Wilson joins Hearts

January 18, 2013
By ESPN staff

Hearts have completed the signing of Liverpool defender Danny Wilson on loan, 24 hours after their registration embargo was lifted.

Danny Wilson: Under-19 international
SNSWilson started his career at Rangers

Hearts confirmed Wilson has joined on a six-month deal and could play against SPL champions Celtic on Saturday.

The former Rangers defender has struggled to win a first-team place at Anfield and has spent time on loan at Blackpool and Bristol City since leaving Ibrox in July 2010.

Wilson has made nine first-team appearances for the Reds and his spell at Bristol City saw him play just once, as an 89th-minute substitute against Middlesbrough in November.

Manager John McGlynn told Hearts News: "Danny is a quality player and someone we know a lot about.

"Even at such a young age, he brings a lot of experience and not only will he be a very good addition to our squad, he will be a good influence on the young players we have here.

"He has been playing regularly down south so fitness won't be a problem, and hopefully it won't be long before we see him in a Hearts shirt."