Alex Cochrane has revealed he sought advice from ’98 cup hero Davie Weir before joining Hearts on loan.
The England U20 cap, who joins from English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, was able to talk all things maroon with Weir, Brighton’s Player Pathway Manager, before visiting Edinburgh in person.
He immediately knew that Tynecastle was the place for him to be this season, and he’s been impressed with the ambition the club is showing.
Speaking to Hearts TV, Alex said: “It feels amazing to be here, to join such a big club like Hearts. I’m privileged to join here, very happy and can’t wait to get started.
“I heard about Hearts’ interest quite early on. I spoke to David Weir at Brighton and he told me about the club, about the interest and he said we could arrange a phone call with the manager.
“We did, I liked what he said. It was all positive so we came here about a week ago and loved it. It’s the right move for me.
“The stature of the club is why I picked Hearts. It’s a massive club. To come to a team that’s now back in the top division and pushing with good ambitions, it’s a perfect match for me.”
Alex’s interview is available to watch in full on Hearts TV by clicking here.