O’Brien stays

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BARNSLEY winger Jim O’Brien has ruled out a reported move to Hearts.

Speaking exclusively to The Star the Scottish winger said: “I know the manager at Hearts likes me, but I’m not ready to go back up the road yet.”

“I’ve still got a year left on my contract at Barnsley. I’m not thinking about going anywhere right now.”

The 23-year-old former Motherwell midfielder added: “I was out in my back garden building a barbecue the other day and my mate texted me and said ‘Are you going to Hearts?’

“I texted my agent about it but he’d heard nothing either, so there’s no truth in it.

“My cousin is signing for Hearts so maybe somebody’s put two and two together and come up with a rumour.”