Bobby's hoping to be the King of Hearts!

AT just 19 years old, Bobby Burns has a very old head on his young shoulders.

Not long ago he was head boy at St Malachy’s College in Belfast, celebrating two A* and an A grade in his A-levels.

Now he spends his weekends stepping out on to the pitch against the likes of Celtic and Rangers and is getting call-ups for the Northern Ireland senior squad.

Bobby signed for Hearts in May after a successful breakthrough season at Glenavon where he played 39 games, scoring five goals and assisting a further 14.

But having got their man, the first thing the Edinburgh side did was to loan him to one of their rivals!

And after making his first start for Livingston against Celtic last month, he received his first ever call-up to the Northern Ireland senior squad against the Republic of Ireland and Austria.

*Read the full story in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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