Hearts star Demetri Mitchell jetted in to Spain and watched on as his new teammates battled to a 1-1 draw with Dutch Eredivisie outfit Vitesse Arnhem.

Left-back Mitchell, 21, sealed a six month loan deal with the capital club from English Premier League giants Manchester United earlier this week.

Henk Fraser’s team arrived for the game on bicycles and they raced into the lead on 15 minutes with a superbly worked goal.

Milot Rashica ran down the right wing and crossed for Bryan Linssen to bullet home a header into Jack Hamilton’s top left hand corner of the net via the underside of the crossbar.

Vitesse Arnhem players arrive for the game on bicycles

The Dutch side celebrate Bryan Linssen’s opener

Frenchman Malaury Martin picked up a booking for a heavy challenge on former England under 20 international and on loan Chelsea defender Fankaty Dabo after 20 minutes.

On 24 minutes Kyle Lafferty then latched on to Cole Stockton’s flick but his attempted lob went straight into the arms of Vitesse goalkeeper Remko Pasveer.

Six minutes later Lafferty had his name taken for a shove on Arnold Kruiswijk.

Hearts did come close to a leveller on 35 minutes when Cole Stockton’s flick was hacked off the line but the Dutch side were well worthy of their advantage at the break.

New signing Demetri Mitchell meets his teammates ahead of the friendly

Jambos boss Craig Levein made wholesale changes at the interval with no fewer than seven substitutions.


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