Hamilton Accies have signed Hearts' Gordon Smith on a one-month emergency loan and the striker could make his debut against Falkirk on Saturday.
The 20-year-old has featured mainly as a substitute this season and spent part of last season on loan at Stirling Albion, scoring 11 times.
He began his career at Livingston and joined Hearts in 2009.
His only senior Hearts goal came in a 1-1 draw with Edinburgh rivals in January 2010.
Meanwhile, Hearts have also sent defender Robert McHattie on loan to Alloa Athletic until mid-January.