Garang ‘very happy’ to be in Gorgie

22 June 2023

The highly rated 18-year-old, who is fresh off the back of appearing at the World Cup for Australia, officially joined the Magpies from Central Coast Mariners on 1 January 2023, but Gorgie will be his new home for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.

Speaking exclusively to Hearts TV, Kuol said:

“I am very happy to be here. I can’t wait to play here in front of these amazing fans. I just felt it was a great team, with great fans, a great stadium, and a great history.

The gaffer also persuaded me to come here with the plan that he put to me for my development. Overall, the club has great ambitions and goals and that was something I wanted to be involved in. I think it was a very good decision.”

Kuol becomes the fourth Australian in the current squad and although he knows some of his new teammates better than others, he added that he is looking forward to getting to know the whole Hearts squad.

“I obviously played with Kye at the Mariners, he was one of the senior players at the time, but he is a great guy and someone who has helped me a lot. As for Cammy, I have known him since about September and we just struck up a connection straight away.

“I met all the other lads today and all they seem great lads and I can’t wait to get to know them more.”

Finally, when asked what the Hearts fans can expect from him, he responded: “I would say I am a positive player, who tries to get the ball forward and someone who works hard to get goals and assists to help the team.

“I just can’t wait to score in front of these fans at Tynecastle and do a knee-slide celebration.”