Young Hearts player John Souttar says he is relishing the prospect of learning from Cookstown’s Aaron Hughes.
Hughes made his Hearts debut on Sunday as they played out a 1-1 draw with Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup fourth round.
The Cookstown man has been capped 105 times for his country.
The 37-year-old is a veteran of spells with Newcastle, Fulham and Aston Villa,
Souttar is still only 20 years of age.