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Liverpool defender Wilson joins Hearts on loan

ESPN staff
January 18, 2013
Danny Wilson has swapped Brendan Rodgers for John McGlynn by joining Hearts © Getty Images

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

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."

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