ATHLETIC have completed the signings of teenagers Harry Cochrane and Anthony McDonald from Hearts this afternoon.

The teenage pair have arrived from Tynecastle on loan deals until the end of the season, with Cochrane set to be involved in the squad for tomorrow's game at Arbroath.

However McDonald, who was born in Kirkcaldy, is unlikely to feature at Gayfield due to a slight knock.

Cochrane, 18, started out at Rangers before moving to the Jambos at under-14 level before signing a professional contract in 2017.

He burst onto the scene by bagging the opener in their 4-0 win over Celtic - which ended the Hoops' 69-game unbeaten domestic run - in December that year, and has gone on to play 32 times for the capital club.

McDonald, also 18, made his top team debut two years ago against Livingston - from whom he moved to Gorgie at under-14 level - and spent the second half of last season on loan at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

He scored his first Hearts goal in a 2-0 Betfred Cup win over Cowdenbeath last month and, speaking about his new recruits, Pars head coach Stevie Crawford told Press Sport: "I had contact with Craig Levein a couple of days ago, and the conversation went down the line of Harry and Anthony and their availability.

"I know the two of them from when I was at Hearts. They were only 13 or 14 years of age at the time, and they'd used to come in on their school holidays and we'd train them with some of the first team that weren't playing on the Saturday.

"You could see right away that they could deal with the ball. Technically, they're very good and they weren't frightened to get on the ball and try and be creative.

"They very much tick all the boxes for the way that we're wanting to try and play football, so they'll great additions to the squad."

Meanwhile Crawford did not rule out further business ahead of the closure of the transfer deadline on Monday evening.

We will have interviews with both players, and further reaction from Crawford, in next week's Press Sport.