Hearts striker Steven Naismith named Premiership player of the month after scoring exploits in September



HEARTS striker Steven Naismith has been named Ladbrokes Premiership player of the month for September following his blistering start to the season.

The 32-year-old scored five goals in as many matches for the Jambos last month as the capital club cemented their place at the summit of the top-flight.

Naismith’s form also saw him win a recall to the Scotland squad and he capped his return to the international scene by finding the net in a 2-0 UEFA Nations League win over Albania at Hampden.

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The former Rangers and Kilmarnock man, who is at Hearts on a season-long loan from Norwich City, has scored 11 goals in 17 games in all competitions as he enjoys a career renaissance at Tynecastle this term.

It is the second successive monthly award claimed by Hearts, with Craig Levein having been named manager of the month for August.