Yan Dhanda starts for Ross County against Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Premiership encounter this afternoon - and he has revealed a close family connection to the club.

The 25-year-old is set to join Hearts in the summer having agreed a pre-contract, although it is yet to be made official.

Dhanda scored a valuable stoppage-time goal for the Staggies during the week to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Hibs. He celebrated by standing in front of the travelling support much to the delight of the fans of his prospective new club.

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In the aftermath, he dropped a surprise about how close he is to Hearts.

“It’s a massive game," Dhanda said via the Press and Journal. "It’s a big club, that’s close to my family. My uncle has got a season ticket and it’s a massive club that my family loves. I love playing against them, so we will see how it goes.

"My head is here. Nothing has been made official at the moment. I have to focus on Ross County, that’s my priority and I will give everything to pick up points for this club, and get assist and goals like I do.

“When I’m playing I know I will get them. My main focus is Ross County and whatever happens in the summer, I will take that from there.”