First Team

Callum's celebration sensation

28th April 2014

Derby hero basks in glory of two-goal haul and reveals even he doesn't know what his celebration was about!

Derby hero Callum Paterson claimed Sunday's double against Hibs in the Edinburgh Derby topped his winning goal from back in August as he reflected on yet another derby victory.

Two headers from the teenage right-back in the first half proved the difference as, despite Jordon Forster's strike in the second half, Hearts left Easter Road with their second win of the season.

After the game, Callum couldn't get the smile off his face as he looked back on another memorable derby day for the boys in maroon:

"That was great!" he said. "We took a wee bit of a battering in the second half, but that's to be expected. You can't come into a derby expecting to win but the boys pulled together and we deserved it."

Callum was also the derby matchwinner back in August as Hearts got their first win of the season with a 1-0 victory at Tynecastle. When asked how today's goals felt in comparison, the Scotland U21 star revealed Sunday topped that.

"To get a couple of goals today was a wee bit better than last time I must say. I was aiming for the goals with the first header, I don't know how it went in though, it took forever."

"For the second goal, it was a good delivery and I don't know how I managed to get on the end of it, it just opened up and luckily it went in."

Despite the disappointment of relegation, Hearts managed to win twice at Easter Road and Tynecastle for the first time ever this season, and Callum conceded that the Jambos had probably hit form at the wrong time of the season.

"To come away with four wins over Hibs this season is brilliant. If you look at how big their squad is, we don't have anything in reserve and yet we beat them four times, it's amazing."

"There's harmony in the side. We're all roughly the same age, we all stick together and we all know we need to win derbies. If Hibs are relegated too I don't think it'll be a bad thing."

"Without the 15 point deduction, we'd be off the bottom of the league now. We've held our own all season and we're a bit disappointed it's coming to an end now."

Lastly, the Jambos' top scorer disclosed exactly where the inspiration for his incredible goal celebration came from after netting his second goal of the game. The celebration is impossible to describe, so we'll let Callum explain it.

"Big Brad McKay dared me to do it, so I did it to get off his back. I was a bit embarrassed to do it the first time but when you've scored two in a derby, you just think why not? I don't even know what it was!"