Steven Naismith: Norwich City forward returns to Hearts on loan

Daniel Candeias and Steven Naismith
Steven Naismith (right) will hope to add to his four Hearts goals

Norwich City's Steven Naismith has returned to Hearts for a second loan spell.

The Scotland attacker joined Craig Levein's side on loan in January and scored four times in 16 appearances.

Naismith, who has 45 caps, has a year left on his Norwich contract and will be with the Tynecastle side for the 2018-19 season.

"We need to be in among the top teams in the league," said former Everton and Rangers player Naismith, 31.

"We need to be fighting in the league in that respect and also doing well in the cups."

Naismith, who started his career at Kilmarnock, has made more than 400 club appearances and is eager to return to the Scotland squad, having last featured for his country in March last year.

"It's something that I want to be involved in," he added. "I love every minute of getting my caps and going forward I'll definitely be doing all I can to push and try and get a place in the squad."

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