“My dad is a massive Hibs supporter but is looking forward to coming along to support me at games. He also looks after a handicapped guy called Alistair who’s into Hearts so he’s going to bring him along.”
Swanson can count on plenty of support from his mum’s side of the family as they are all dyed-in-the-wool Jambos.
And the 28-year-old is sad his late grandfather isn’t still around to see him in a maroon shirt.
He said: “My grandad, Llario Guerri, was a season-ticket holder for over 30 years so I’d like to think he’ll be looking down proud of me.
“He was Italian but came over to Scotland and took to Hearts right away. He took my mum to all the games. Nana Guerri phoned my dad’s pub to speak to him on Thursday night after I signed and she was very emotional.
“She was very pleased so I am happy with that.”