Niall ts a left sided central defender, who joined the Reds from Bradford City in mid-season 2015.
Leeds born Heaton, began his career with City's Academy / Centre of Excellence before moving to Liverpool where he impressed in their Under 18's side, gaining Enland Schoolboy hounours.
He re-joined Bradford City two years later in May 2013 and signed a one year professional contract in May 2014. He has had recent loan spells at Ossett Town and Bradford Park Avenue.
A versatile player he can also play at left back and in midfield.