Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady put on a top performance as he returned to Scotland to face Premiership side, Hearts, in a pre-season fixture.

The 35-year old scored a first-half double in a 2-0 victory over the Jambos as the Black Cats rounded off their pre-season trip to Scotland with a win.

It was an eventual pre-season friendly for McGeady scoring from the spot early on and a lovely first time finish to double the lead. He played the villain, taunting the Hearts support after his two goals and was even booked for simulation, bringing boos from the 2000 supporters in attendance.

As quoted by the Glasgow Times, Hearts boss Robbie Neilson was quick to praise him for his performance after the game.

“He’s still sharp, got good feet and good movement. I think he’s done very well for them last season, he came back out the cold storage in January and was excellent, so I think he’ll be a big player for them this year.”

Hearts were also gearing up for their return to the top flight of Scottish football after a year’s absence.

The Hoops will make the trip to the capital for the first game of the season, as the two sides face off in a late Saturday night kick-off to open the season.


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