Sweet deal for Anthony

Stellar Group player Anthony McDonald has celebrated his 16th birthday by signing his first professional football contact.

The Heart of Midlothian attacker put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Scottish Premiership side after impressing at youth level. He will start his pro career in July.

Anthony, who said he was “absolutely buzzing” with the deal, is a very skillful left-footed footballer who plays wide right and number 10. He has been at Hearts since he was 14 and also plays for Scotland’s youth team.

He is pictured with coaches Jon Daly and Liam Fox alongside Hearts’ Director of Football Craig Levein.