Hearts sign American forward Richards

Hearts have signed forward Jackie Richards from Villanova Wildcats American University.

The 22-year-old previously scored 11 goals and provided 13 assists for Campbell Camels.

Head coach Eva Olid said: "She has so many qualities in the final third. She can score goals with her left-foot, right-foot and her head.

"It’s been clear throughout this whole process that Jackie as an individual, is a great person and is so determined to succeed.

"She’s been doing everything to ensure she arrives in the best possible shape and that determination and desire is something which is going to help her personally and the team collectively."