Hearts starlet Angus Beith determined to be part of Europa League adventure



Hearts starlet Angus Beith insists he is determined to force his way into Robbie Neilson’s Europa League plans.

The 20-year-old is one of the brightest prospects at Tynecastle, helping the club reach the SFA Youth Cup final this season, and was recently rewarded with a new deal until the summer of 2017.

Jambos head coach Neilson has tipped the youngster to make an impact next term after impressing during a recent loan stint with Stenhousemuir.

(Pic: Zhi Yong Lee)
(Pic: Zhi Yong Lee)

And, despite Hearts eyeing reinforcements in the transfer market, Beith has set his sights on impressing during pre-season and playing a part in the capital club’s return to the European stage.

Beith said: “There is so much extra to play for with the prospect of big European ties to come back to. That is a motivating factor for everyone at the club.

“I’m sure it will be a competitive atmosphere within the group, with everyone wanting to play in those occasions, and I want to be a part of that.

“I’ll look to impress the management team in the time remaining this season then I am eager to come back in pre-season and really show what I can do.

“I want to play for the Hearts first-team and I need to prove I am capable of that – I will be doing my utmost to achieve that in pre-season.”

Beith hopes Neilson pitches him into the first-team fold as this campaign draws to a close, with the Jambos guaranteed to finish in third spot.

Hearts host Ross County this weekend before ending the season with encounters against Aberdeen and St Johnstone.

He added: “Hopefully I can play some part in the last few games, that is always the aim. It’s down to whether I do enough to convince the coaching staff but, as always, I’ll be working really hard in training.

”If I show what I can do, then maybe I’ll get that opportunity.”