Hearts have had had a bid accepted for Burton Albion and Northern Ireland striker Liam Boyce as they look to bolster their squad before the visit of Rangers.

Whilst there’s no guarantee a deal will be done before Rangers’ visit to Tynecastle this weekend, Daniel Stendel’s side with Burton “looking for a fee close to £250k” [Edinburgh Evening News].

According to the Edinburgh Evening News, Boyce has agreed to personal terms and is expected to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal which could be done in time to face Steven Gerrard’s side.

Liam Boyce – who has 21 caps for Northern Ireland – has bounced back from injury disappointment at Burton but his contract expires come to the end of this season. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

A former striker at Ross County, Boyce’s formidable Scottish Premiership goal-scoring record certainly suggests he’ll be a strong addition to the Hearts side.

Boyce, now 28, hit 48 goals in three Scottish Premiership seasons after joining the Staggies from Northern Irish club Cliftonville.

In his final season at Victoria Park, Boyce hit 23 Scottish Premiership goals and would eventually earn his move to League One Burton.

The clinical striker would move to the Brewers for what the League One club themselves called “a club-record transfer fee”.

But Boyce’s time at the Pirelli stadium would get off to a horror start after the striker suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Liam Boyce has a formidable scoring record with Ross County during his time in the Premiership. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Parallax Photo Ltd/Getty images)

Boyce would later bounce back and over the last two seasons has found himself back amongst the goals for Burton, hitting 19 strikes in 18 months.

A powerful striker with an eye for goal, should Hearts get this one over the line it would represent a fresh challenge for Rangers come this weekend’s match.

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