Craig: Henry's record is in my sights12 February 2022
Scotland’s number one currently sits on 21 Euro plays for the boys in maroon and will become the club’s joint record appearances holder should Robbie Neilson hand him a start against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Turkish capital tomorrow.
The honour is enough, especially considering Craig’s admiration for our legendary former stopper.
“If I’m chosen! So, we’ll have to wait and see,” he smiles to the press in the pre-match media conference. “One of the big motivating factors when I came back to Hearts was knowing how close I was. I was aware that if we qualified, I was going to have to play in every match of the group stage to try and equal it.
“I don’t want to just equal it; I want to beat it. I want to break it next year, and that means we need to qualify again. Hopefully we can take some things from what we learned along the way in this campaign.
“Henry’s one of the all-time leading appearance holders for the club. It’s great to be talked about in the same breath as people who were my heroes. Growing up, I watched Henry play and towards the end of his career – I even got to play against him.
“I’m sure he had no idea who I was, but it was very special for me and I’m delighted that I might be able to join him on 22 European appearances for Hearts.”